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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.

Call for Applications: ECOWAS CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION FOR OFF-GRID SOLAR PV TECHNICIAN (22-27 April, 2019)

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in cooperation with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has established an ECSES scheme for the training and certification of sustainable energy skills.

ECREEE Holds 15th Executive Board Meeting

Praia, Cabo Verde - 25th January 2019 – The Board of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) adopted the revised ECREEE 2018 work plan and budget as well as the work plan status report at its 15th Executive meeting held in Praia, Cabo Verde on the 25th of January 2019.

ECREEE holds ninth Technical Committee Meeting

The Technical Committee of ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) Thursday 24th January 2019 held a consultative meeting at the Praiamar hotel, in Praia, Cabo Verde. The ninth technical convergence of the committee was chaired by the Director of finance of the ECOWAS Commission who also doubles as the chairman of the technical committee. The meeting discussed ways and means of promoting the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the ECOWAS community, while consolidating the gains made in the sector.

ECOWAS Reviews Staff Regulations

Abuja, Nigeria – 8th February 2019 - The ECOWAS Commission recently organized a four-day staff regulations review forum in Abuja, Nigeria. The consultative meeting held from 4th to 8th February 2019 discussed ways and means of improving the draft community staff regulations. The review meeting presided over by the ECOWAS Commissioner for human resources brought together human resource managers, DAFs and legal officers, as well as representatives of the commission and the court of Justice.

5th ARE Energy Access Investment Forum

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), in partnership with the African Development Bank and GET.invest (formerly RECP), is excited to announce that the 5th ARE Energy Access Investment Forum will take place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on 13-14 March 2019.

AN HISTORIC STEP TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE

From L - R: Mahama Kappiah Executive Director of ECREEE and H.E. Ulisses Correia e Silva, Prime Minister of Cabo Verde. Inauguration of Electric Vehicle

Praia - February 8th, 2019 – The Prime-Minister of the Republic of Cabo Verde, the Executive Director of ECREEE and the Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Luxembourg, inaugurate the debut of the first seven vehicles 100% electric in Cabo Verde. This was the beginning of a process, which according to the Government of Cabo Verde, will culminate in the next decades by achieving the goal of phasing out the use of fossil-fuel based vehicles.

ECREEE inaugurates mini-grid project in Cabo Verde

Santo Antão – 17/January/2019 – The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), inaugurated a solar PV mini-grid in Planalto Norte with the capacity of 45 kWp, budgeted in the amount of 300 thousand USD to benefit 50 families in the region.

West African Power and Energy Cooperation Conference

ECREEE, the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and GIZ, the German Development Agency are pleased to be partners to WAPECC 2019, which is aiming to find the key strategies to unlock investment in the Power sector in the Ecowas region and boost socio-economic development.

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