ECREEE and SACREEE join forces with WASCAL and SASSCAL

ECREEE and SACREEE have been associated to the Ministerial Event of 21-22 February 2023 in Berlin, Germany, as part of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of SASSCAL/WASCAL. This participation confirms the perfect collaboration between SACREE and SASSCAL on the one hand, and between ECREEE and WASCAL (West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) on the other hand, who work together for the promotion of Green Hydrogen in West Africa.

Rural electrification by renewable energy sources in the Liptako Gourma region

The first meeting of the consultation framework for off-grid electrification stakeholders in Burkina Faso took place on February 16, 2023, in Ouagadougou. This capacity-building activity for the stakeholders is organized within the framework of the Project "Support to Rural Electrification through Renewable Energy Systems in the LIPTAKO GOURMA region - Pilot Phase" implemented by the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and financed by UNDP.

ARE Energy Access Investment Forum (EAIF) 2023

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is happy to announce that the ARE Energy Access Investment Forum (EAIF) 2023 will take place on 21-23 March 2023 in Abidjan, Côte d´Ivoire.

EAIF 2023 is organized by the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), co-hosted by the African Development Bank and the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa and made possible by GET.invest and Prospect, and relies on the supporting partnership of ECREEE.

The Executive Secretary of CILSS pays a visit to ECREEE

The Executive Secretary of the Permanent Interstate Committee for drought control in the Sahel (CILSS), Dr. Abdoulaye Mohamadou, and the Coordinator of the Regional Water Control Program, Clément OUEDRAOGO, paid a courtesy visit to ECREEE on Friday 10 February 2023.

The CILSS was created in 1973 following the major droughts that hit the Sahel in the 1970s. Their mandate is to invest in the search for food security and in the fight against the effects of drought and desertification.

ECREEE meets Sustainable Energy stakeholders in Benin

A delegation from ECREEE led by its Executive Director has carried out a series of exchanges with different sustainable energy stakeholders in Cotonou, Benin, from February 1st to 3rd 2023.

The meetings included exchanges with the Interprofessional Association of Renewable Energy Professionals of Benin (AISER-Benin), the Polytechnic School of Abomey Calavi (EPAC) as well as the Ministry of Energy with its branches and its attached structures. A courtesy visit was made to the Minister of Energy represented by his Director of Cabinet.

The Executive Director of ECREEE visits the Mayor of Praia

The Executive Director of ECREEE, Mr. Francis Sempore, visited the Mayor of Praia, Mr. Francisco Carvalho aiming at strengthening the collaboration ties between both institutions.

ECREEE and WASCAL Hold Technical Meetings to Advance Green Hydrogen Development in the ECOWAS Region

ECREEE and the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) are cooperating closely in the field of sustainable energies in West Africa and facilitating research and promotion of green hydrogen in the ECOWAS region. Within the framework of the collaboration, ECREEE is currently developing the ECOWAS Green Hydrogen Policy.


The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), represented by its Executive Director, Mr. Francis Sempore, and the Seconded Technical Advisor from AECID to ECREEE, Ms. Vanesa Martos, paid a working visit to the Canary Foundation for External Action (FUCAEX) on February 9th, 2023, in Praia, to explore future collaboration opportunities. This visit is in the framework of the ECREEE’s strategy to engage and foster partnerships to promote sustainable energy in the ECOWAS region.