Past Events

2011 West Africa Club Forum

West Africa and Brazil: Addressing Renewable Energy Challenges


BIOMASS WEST & CENTRAL AFRICA CONGRESS 2011 will unravel the complex and rapidly shifting factors that impact wood biomass pricing and trade, and how regional and local opportunities await those with the medium and long term objectives to succeed in the vast new playing field. Some of the key highlights of the program are as follows:

ECREEE Regional Workshop on Renewable Energy and Energy Access


ECREEE with the support of UNDP Regional Programme for Poverty Reduction (UNDP PREP) organised a Regional Workshop on the theme "Accelerating Universal Energy Access Through The Use of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency"  from the 24th – 26th of  October 2011 in Accra, Ghana. 

The objectives of workshop are as follows:

ECREEE Regional Workshop on GIS Energy Planning and RETScreen Training

The regional training workshop on GIS Energy Access Planning and RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis will take place from 22 to 26 August 2011 in Kumasi, Ghana.

Power Kick for Africa 2011- Renewable Energy and Gender

The African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA) held its 3rd international conference in cooperation with ECREEE, on “Renewable Energy & Gender”, from the 27th of June to 1st of July 2011, at the NICON Hilton Hotel, in Abuja, Nigeria. The energy-gender nexus is considered as an important working field of ECREEE. Due to their local availability renewable energies play an important role for satisfying the household energy requirements.

Vienna Energy Forum 2011

The Vienna Energy Forum 2011 was held from the 21-23 of June 2011 at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. The forum which focused on the theme, “Energy for All – Time for Action”, facilitated an international dialogue on providing universal energy access and on the multiple co-benefits of increasing energy efficiency.

Regional Seminar for West African Policy Makers

ECREEE, in collaboration with the Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC) and the support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), organizes a Regional Seminar on the Integration of Renewable Energy into the Energy Systems of the ECOWAS Region, in the Canary Islands, Spain from the 15th to 17th of June 2011.

Regional Workshop on the ECOWAS Solar Energy Initiative (ESEI)


The ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has the pleasure to you inform that the first Regional Workshop on the ECOWAS Solar Energy Initiative (ESEI)  is scheduled to take place in Dakar, Senegal, from 18 to 21 October 2010. It will seek to bring together regional and international experts to define a regional strategy for large-scale solar energy deployment across West Africa.

Energy Efficiency Workshop for West Africa

The West African Heads of State have mandated the ECOWAS and UEMOA Commissions to elaborate a regional program on energy efficiency. Together with 2iE, ADEME, AFD and the Government of France ECREEE facilitates an initial regional workshop in Ouagadougou from 12 to 13 April 2010. The workshop has a closed format and is participated by high-level national representatives. Further information on the outcome of the meeting will be published at the website soon.

International Symposium on Renewable Energy and Economic Competitiveness

ECREEE supported and participated in the International Symposium on Renewable Energy and Economic Competitiveness, held from 17 to 21 May 2010 in Praia/Mindelo, Cape Verde.