ECREEE Launches Regional Certification Scheme for Solar PV Installers

ECREEE and UEMOA with support from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and other partners invite training institutions from ECOWAS member states to participate in a new regional certification programme for solar PV installers. The programme  aims at introducing a quality mark for solar PV installers that is recognized by professionals and end users across borders in all 15 ECOWAS member states.


From L - R: H.E. Mr. Marcel Alain De Souza, President of the ECOWAS Commission and Mr. Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director of ECREEE

Praia – October 3, 2016 – The President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency Mr. Marcel Alain De Souza, paid his first official visit to Cabo Verde-based ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), where he dedicated some of his time to meet with the staff of the Centre.

Launching of the National Clean Cooking Alliance of The Gambia

ECREEE organized also a Capacity Building Workshop for Media Practitioners, Capacity Enhancement and Sensitization Workshops for Biochar Systems and Sustainable Forest Management

Webinar: Renewable Energy Financing Promotion

IRENA, ECREEE and ECCAS are pleased to invite you on Monday 25th of July at 12 pm GMT (4:00 pm Abu Dhabi) to the webinar “Promouvoir le financement des énergies renouvelables: IRENA Sustainable Energy Marketplace”. This webinar will be conducted in FRENCH.

Roundtable for Parliamentary Action Meeting for Renewable Energy

The United Nations Development Programme and the Climate Parliament, with the generous support of the European Commission held a meeting in Dakar, Senegal on 1 and 2 June 2016 within the scope of their programme for Parliamentary Action for Renewable Energy (PARE). The meeting brought together MPs of the climate parliament of three West African priority countries that are Benin, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal, as well as may national and regional and international stakeholders involved in the promotion and development of the renewable energy sector in the region.

ECREEE Participates in the AFRICA Carbon forum

From the 28th to 30th of June 2016, Kigali, Rwanda was host to the 8th edition of the Africa Carbon Forum. The theme of this year’s forum was Promoting Cooperative Climate Action in Africa. The forum was held at the Kigali conference and exhibition village and comes exactly 6 months after the adoption of the universal climate change agreement at COP21 in Paris in December 2015.

Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres

UNIDO coordinates the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres in cooperation with various regional economic communities and organizations such as the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).

Renewable Energy a Game Changer for Socio-economic Development in the ECOWAS region

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is key to human survival and economic development in developing countries.  With high cost of fuel prizes which impact on the economies of developing countries as well as the rampant distruction of the forest cover in search for fuel wood, and the impact of climate change, ECOWAS member countries have no other choice but to fully take on board alternatives sources of energy – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.   Experts at a two-day media workshop have underscored the urgent need for ECOWAS member countries to embrace Renewable


ECOWAS is set to develop a mechanism to ensure that member states implement Renewable Energy policies, projects and plans to meet the global target for sustainable energy for all by 2030.

In this regard, THE ECOWAS Centre For Renewable Energy And Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is developing an investment prospectus that would enable the body jointly mobilise resources with member countries  to implement key renewable energy projects that would lead to the attainment of that set goal.