ECREEE Organizes Strategy Meeting on Supporting ECOWAS Countries to Address Climate Change

The ECOWAS region is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to the impacts of climate change. Changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems and all development sectors in the region.

Droughts, natural resource degradation, floods, reduced agricultural productivity, coastal land erosion and salinization of coastal lands are some of the impacts of climate change evidenced in the ECOWAS region.

African Women's Day: A Message from the Executive Director of ECREEE

Today we celebrate women, our African Women,

Our mothers,

Sisters,

Daughters,

Today we celebrate them for the struggles they have overcome to being recognized as:

Leaders,

Builders,

Visionaries,

And peacemakers in Africa.

Echoing the African Union’s declaration that Women’s Empowerment and Development must be at the center of Africa’s Agenda, today we celebrate the African Women’s Day.

Head of States confirm Barbados as the host country of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE)

The Thirty-Sixth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), held at Bridgetown, Barbados, 2-4 July 2015, endorsed the establishment of the "Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE)" as the implementation hub for sustainable energy activities and projects within the region.

The SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) to be hosted by Namibia

The Energy Ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) approved the establishment of the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE). Namibia was confirmed as the host country of the Secreariat of the Centre. The decision was taken during the 34th meeting of SADC Energy Ministers, held in July in Johannesburg.

The Ministers commended the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and Austrian Development Agency (ADA) for their contributions during the preparatory process of the centre.

Capacity building on construction of improved stoves - WACCA Camps 2015

From July 20 to 24, fifteen stove producers from the 5 Anglophone countries in ECOWAS will convene in Accra, the capital of Ghana to participate in the capacity building on improved cookstoves (ICS) construction.