Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report (2020)

To meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030, countries must safeguard the gains already attained and accelerate efforts to achieve affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

MESSAGE OF H.E. JEAN-CLAUDE KASSI BROU, PRESIDENT OF ECOWAS COMMISSION, TO STAFF OF ECOWAS INSTITUTIONS ON THE OCCASION OF THE COMMEMORATION OF THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF ECOWAS

H.E. Jean Claude Kassi Brou - President ECOWAS Commission

DEAR STAFF MEMBERS,

On the auspicious occasion of the 45th anniversary of the founding of ECOWAS, which falls today 28th May, 2020, I am pleased to extend my sincere salutations to the builders of our Community. Thanks to their vision and dedicated efforts, our region can today pride itself on having achieved a free movement space spanning over 15 countries, an integrated economic market, and harmonized policies formulation mechanisms in all spheres.

Nigeria kicks off tender for 10 MW solar park

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The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) is seeking proposals for a 10 MW grid-connected solar plant in Kumbotso, Nigeria.

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), an entity that manages the country’s sovereign wealth fund, has issued an expression of interest (EOI) to pre-qualify developers interested in building a 10 MW solar plant in the Kumbotso Local Government Area, Kano State, in northern Nigeria.

How clean energy can power a COVID-19 recovery

As the coronavirus COVID-19 gains ground in the world’s poorest regions, it will hit the most vulnerable the hardest by adding an unprecedented health and economic crisis to existing poverty and climate crises. This multifaceted crisis will keep adding pressure to fragile communities. It calls for a comprehensive and collaborative response. And at the root of it is clean energy; essential to help countries prepare, respond, and recover from COVID-19 crisis.