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Virtual West African Power and Energy Cooperation Conference (WAPECC)

Under the high patronage of H.E Minister of the Federal Ministry of Power of Nigeria and with the support of the Economic Community of West African States, Konect Group are proud to present the second edition of the  West African Power and Energy Cooperation Conference (WAPECC 21) which will take place virtually from 3rd – 4th  June 2021.

ECOWAS CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, CALLS FOR AN EQUAL GENDER FUTURE IN A POST-COVID WORLD

The ECOWAS Commission joined the international community in observing the international women’s day. March 8 was set aside by the international community to reflect on and commemorate the achievements made by women globally. The ECOWAS Commemoration took place virtually through videoconference, was attended by important dignitaries of the ECOWAS Commission. During the commemoration, the ECOWAS commission also recognises its statutory female staff and the Amazons.
 

TRAINING OPPORTUNITY: REGIONAL TRAINING OF TRAINERS ON BIOENERGY

REGIONAL TRAINING OF TRAINERS ON BIOENERGY (BIODIGESTER AND BIOGAS PRODUCTION) FOR ECOWAS ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES (NIGERIA, GHANA, LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE, THE GAMBIA) + GUINEA BISSAU AND CABO VERDE

SONGHAI CENTER, PORTO NOVO, BENIN (March 29, 2021 - April 9, 2021)

President Brou Lauds EU, Germany and Development Partners on Covid-19 Medical Equipment Donation

L-R Professor Stanley Okoro, Commissioner Ahmed, Tassin-Pelzer and Ina Hommers
H.E Jean Kassi Brou, the President of the ECOWAS Commission has lauded the European Union (EU), the government of Germany and the development partners over the support that the West African region is receiving in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
 

ECREEE PARTICIPATES IN THE EU TECH CHAMBER ENERGY COUNCIL PANEL ON BIOENERGY

February 4th  - Low to high-income countries, including the ECOWAS Member States, generate a great extent of biomass, agro-residues, and wastes – whether agricultural or municipal solid wastes. This process has the potential of increasing the generation of distributed power and biofuels as well as optimizing the scope and quality of waste management from smaller villages to bigger cities. The additional advantage of new available innovative technologies is that social hazards, as well as severe environmental damages (e.g.

ECREEE DEEPENS ITS COOPERATION WITH EUTEC

Praia, February 4, 2021 – The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Technology Chamber (EUTEC), aiming at aligning their common vision of building bridges between markets, promoting education, and a thriving economy. The two organizations will be collaborating to implement energy-related programs and projects and undertake academic exchange and learning events.

TRAINING OF TRAINERS IN BIOENERGY (Biodigester and Biogas Production) FOR ECOWAS FRENCH SPEAKING COUNTRIES PLUS MAURITANIA, GUINEA-BISSAU AND CABO VERDE

The Luxembourg Development Cooperation Agency (LuxDev) in Cabo Verde and the Centre for Renewable Energy and Industrial Maintenance of Cabo Verde (CERMI) in partnership with the Cabo Verde Competence Centre (3 C) and the Songhai Centre in Benin, announce the establishment of Training of trainers in BIOENERGY (Biogas Production and Biogas Production). LuxDev provides this training under the framework of the project “Strengthening of the regional anchorage of CERMI” funded by the European Union and implemented with the collaboration of CERMI.

ECREEE APPOINTS ABDOU FALL AS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CHAMPION

01st February, 2021 – The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has appointed Mr. Abdou Fall as Sustainable Energy Champion to support the ECOWAS region to attain its sustainable energy objectives by 2030 and showcase the region´s place as an ideal destination for low-carbon investment.

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