Africagua Canarias 2021 Program

Climate change resilience: water, renewables and sustainability

Tuesday 30th November

Event Opening

Africagua Canarias 2021 opening ceremony
Ceremony of welcome to countries attending
Guest of honour country - Cape Verde

Block I. From planning to execution: government strategies regarding water and energy

Focus Africa 2023 Presentation
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of the Government of Spain
Presentation of Casa Africa 2022-2024 Strategic Plan
  • Casa África
Presentation of Canary Island Government Strategic Plan
  • General Department for African Economic Affairs
Presentation of Horizon Africa Strategy
  • General Department of Policy for Trade with Mediterranean Countries, Africa and Middle East

Block II. The present and future of water and renewables

Keynote speech
Round Table, Water in Morocco, Senegal, Mauritania and Cape Verde
  • Morocco National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE)
  • Senegal National Office for Sanitation (ONAS)
  • Mauritian Ministry for Water and Sanitation
  • Cape Verde National Agency for Water and Sanitation (ANAS)
Round Table, Water in Ghana, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, São Tomé and Príncipe
Lunch Break
Round Table, Energy in Morocco, Senegal, Mauritania and Cape Verde
  • Morocco Research Institute for solar energy and new energies (IRESEN)
  • Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)
  • Senegal National Agency for Renewable Energies (ANER)
  • Mauritania Department for Electricity and Energy Management (DEME)
  • Cape Verde Ministry for Industry, Trade and Energy
Round Table, Energy in Ghana, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, São Tomé and Príncipe

Wednesday 1st December

Block III. Keys to working in the international market: instruments for funding and tenders

Round Table, From the institutional sphere to the entrepreneurial sphere: the importance of Multilateral Organisations


  • ECOWAS Centre for renewables and energy efficiency (ECREEE)
  • World Bank (WB)
  • African Development Bank Group (BAfD)
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Specialist in international tenders:

  • Karine Brück International

Success story:

  • ECOS environmental and oceanographic studies
Round Table, Support instruments for international cooperation


  • General Department of International Trade and Investments
  • Centre for Industrial Development and Technology (CDTI)
  • TENDERboost Program for international tenders
  • EU European External Investment Plan (EEIP) - Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)

Specialist in international tenders:

  • Canary Island Society for Economic Promotion

Success story:

  • AfriCana Connection
Round Table, Collaboration Opportunities between the European Union and Africa/other emerging markets
  • Economic and Trade Office of the Spanish Embassy (OFECOME Belgium and Luxembourg)
  • EU Europe-Africa Entrepreneurial Cooperation Program
  • Mac Interreg Projects 2021-2027 Renewables and Water Treatment
  • Mauritania European Union Delegation
  • Cape Verde European Union Delegation
  • Senegal European Union Delegation

Block IV. Presentation of AFRICAGUA ACCELERATOR Project

This block will focus on the presentation of the “Africagua Accelerator” programme, an initiative promoted by Africagua Accelerator and which proposes a six-month acceleration programme for up to ten companies with technological ideas or projects relating to water and renewables, to be developed in the Canary Islands.

The aim is to enable access to resources to set high global impact initiatives in action, and to promote collaboration between professionals from different countries for the resolution of problems of worldwide scope.

Lunch Break

Block V. Success stories in the triad of energy, water and territorial planning in Western Africa

Transfer of results from different projects and success stories in sustainability and climate change resilience
  • Adaptation to climate change in Macaronesia, through efficient water use and water recovery
DESAL Project
  • Autonomous water desalination, by means of solar energy (Maio, Cape Verde)
  • Adaptation and forecast of future adverse effect of climate change in the coastal and fishing communities of the Canary Islands, Senegal and Mauritania
Town planning in traditional African coastal fishing enclaves
  • Town planning in traditional African coastal fishing enclaves as a resilience strategy (ULPGC - Las Palmas de Gran Canary University)

Closing Ceremony

*This program is liable to change, such as with new titles for presentations and lectures, or to be modified for reasons of participant availability.