Cabo Verde, October 16 – 20 - With the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BLMFUW), ECREEE solicited the technical expertise of the Universite Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar- Centre d´Estudes et de Recherche sur les Energies Renouvalables (CERER) to undertake hands-on training for local cookstove artisans in Island of Santiago, Cabo Verde.

Energy experts discuss Road Map for the implementation of the Solar Corridor in West Africa

Dakar, Senegal 13th October 2017 - The Executive Director of ECREEE, Mr. Mahama Kappiah has spoken of the importance of enhancing international cooperation on clean energy and promoting sustainable development in emerging markets.  This he said is not only an option, but a must, if we are to transform the region’s abundant renewable energy resources and chart an energy future anchored on clean and low carbon energy technologies to achieve universal energy access and sustained economic growth and social advancement. 

ECOWAS launches the preparation of the regional off-grid electrification project (ROGEP)

Dakar, Senegal 12th October 2017 - The preparation of the regional off-grid electrification project (ROGEP) was launched in Dakar on the second day of the ECOWAS sustainable energy forum.  It is one of ECOWAS Community Development Projects designed to facilitate investments in a bid to increase access to sustainable electricity services in the ECOWAS region.  This according to experts will cater for households, productive uses as well as social services, such as public health and educational facilities.

Energy Experts discuss sustainable solutions to the region's energy situation

ECOWAS – Dakar Senegal 11th October 2017 – Energy experts, Development Banks, Development Partners, Utilities, and private sector investors in the ECOWAS region and beyond on Wednesday 11TH October in Dakar, Senegal began a three-day meeting for the first edition of the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF2017). The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is organizing the forum on the theme ECOWAS Energy Self-Sufficiency: the Crucial Role of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.

Launch of Gambia Biochar Network

Banjul, September 27, 2017 - The Executive Director of ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) Mahama Kappiah Wednesday 27thSeptember, 2017 graced the launch of Biochar Network Gambia (BNG) at the Senegambia Beach Hotel in Banjul. The network is constituted by stakeholders in energy, health, agriculture, forestry and environmental protection among others. The launch was officially opened by the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy – Mr. Momodou O.


Koforidua – Ghana, September 25th, 2017 – The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), in coordination with its partners, is organizing a 3 day training of trainer’s workshop on solar thermal energy, taking place at the Koforidua Technical University in Ghana.

The application process for the 2018 Ashden Awards is now open

Ashden is seeking entries for its 2018 International Awards, the world’s leading green energy awards. The charity wants to hear from trailblazing sustainable energy enterprises and programmes from developing countries and emerging economies that are increasing access to sustainable energy.