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ECREEE and GGGI sign MoU on Green Growth Cooperation in West Africa

Burkina Faso, April 5th, 2019 – The ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) on April 5th, on the sidelines of SEERA 2019, to cooperate on promoting green growth in West Africa.

ECREEE AND JEAN PIAGET UNIVERSITY OF CABO VERDE TO EXPLORE PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Praia, 10/April/19 – The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the Jean Piaget University of Cabo Verde held a meeting, where both sides discussed opportunities to engage in a partnership to promote sustainable energy development. At the meeting, ECREEE presented among other initiatives, the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) covering 19 countries.

First National Stakeholder and committee meeting on solar electricity in CAR

Bangui, Central Africa Republic – March 12th, 2019 – The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is organizing a series of national stakeholder meeting in order to prepare the basis for the implementation of the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP). ROGEP is a project financed by the World Bank to benefit 19 West African and Sahelian countries to enhance electricity access, through standalone solar systems.

Second Multi-stakeholder Task Force Meeting for off-grid electrification in Senegal

Dakar, March 20th 2019 – The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy of Senegal in collaboration of the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) organized the Second Meeting of the Multi-stakeholders Task Force for off-grid electrification in Senegal. The meeting provided an opportunity to present the progress made in the implementation of the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP).

ARE & ECREEE’s new partnership to help upscale decentralised renewable energy in the ECOWAS region

Abidjan, 13 March 2019 - In light of the urgency to address the barriers hindering the roll-out of renewable energy, ARE and ECREEE have pledged to support SMEs and start-ups to upscale decentralised renewable energy and cross-sectoral collaborations in the ECOWAS region. They will do so by promoting sustainable energy policies, fit-for-purpose financing, innovative technologies and business solutions globally.

Living transformation! Guinea Bissau attracts investment in 20 MW solar PV power station and mini-grids

Under the guiding motto "NOW OR NEVER", the Guinea Bissau Sustainable Energy International Conference, held from 6 to 7 December 2018 in Bissau, had called for USD 700 million of investment. As a concrete follow-up, the country has recently received funding from the West African Development Bank (BOAD) to construct a 20 MW solar PV power plant near Bissau and two 1 MW hybrid mini-grid systems in Gabu and Cachungo. Currently, the African Biofuel and Renewable Energy Company (SABER-ABREC) has published a competitive tender for the submission of proposals.

Project on business opportunities for women to kick off with 4 country stakeholder meetings

The ECREEE project on Feasibility Study on Business Opportunities for Women in a Changing Energy Value Chain in West Africa is organizing four-country stakeholder meetings to kick-off the feasibility study. Financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the project seeks to develop a high quality, gender responsive, regional energy market development strategy that taps into the innate entrepreneurial capacity of ECOWAS women.

STATEMENT BY THE ECOWAS COMMISSION PRESIDENT: 2019 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, Presidente da Comissão da CEDEAO

"Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change"

The celebration of International Women's Day, on 8 March every year, affords us the opportunity to emphasize the important place and role of women in economic and social development throughout the world and particularly in our sub-region.

ECREEE promotes electricity access through standalone solar systems

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Efficiency (ECREEE) has initiated the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) covering 15 ECOWAS and 4 Sahelian (Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Chad and Mauritania) Countries.

Gender Mainstreaming under the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project

Energy is a basic need and a component of all productive processes. It is essential for development. Sustainable energy sources can improve levels of welfare, increase standards of living, and liberate people from darkness and isolation and at the same time, enabling them to have access to equal opportunities.

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