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ECREEE PARTICIPATES IN THE 5th PRESENTATION OF THE RE EXHIBITION IN DAKAR

 From L - R: Ms Aminata Fall in an interview with the press, accompanied by the Director of the Renewable Energy Promotion Directorate Mr. Lamine Diop and the Minister of Energy and Mines Mr. Aly Ngouille Ndiaye

The RE exhibition was held in the International Hall of Renewable Energy in Dakar, Senegal from November 7 - 10, 2012.

It was organized by EXPO Carrefour Afrique (EXCAF), in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Senegal. Over 60 organizations from around the world participated, aiming to showcase their technologies, products and services in the area of renewable energy.

ECREEE AND NARUC FORGE NEW PARTNERSHIP

On 2 November 2012, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) went into a partnership agreement with ECREEE. The objective of this partnership is to collaborate specifically in the policies and regulatory aspects of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE & EE) in the ECOWAS region.

THE SEEA-WA PROJECT TEAM HOLDS ITS 4th COORDINATION MEETING

Uma secção transversal da equipa do projecto da SEEA-WA na reunião de coordenação

On 3 November 2012, the expert team on the SEEA-WA project met to appraise the activities implemented in the year 2012 and deliberate on action plans for the second year of the project cycle. SEEA-WA, which stands for Supporting Energy Efficiency for Access in West Africa, is a project funded by the European Union; it aims to address the inherent barriers hindering the transition towards an energy efficient economy in the ECOWAS region.

LAUNCH OF THE GEF CAPE VERDE PROJECT

Lançamento do Projecto GEF em Cabo Verde: o Sr. Mahama Kappiah, Director Executivo (DE) do ECREEE, Dr. Humberto Brito, Ministro de Turismo, Indústria e Energia de Cabo Verde, e a Sra. Petra Lantz, Coordenadora Residente da ONU

On 12 April 2012 the global environment facility (GEF) project, Promoting Market-based Development of Small- to Medium-Scale Renewable Energy Systems in Cape Verde, was officially launched at an event in Praia, Cape Verde. UNIDO, in cooperation with ECREEE and the Ministry for Tourism, Industry and Energy (MTIE), Cape Verde, will execute the project over the next three years. The project is co-funded by the GEF with a grant of US$1.8m.

ECREEE UNDERTAKES STOCKTAKING MISSION TO GUINEA-BISSAU

Within the framework of the imple­mentation of the SEEA-WA pro­ject, a team of experts, led by Mr Martin Lugmayr and Mr Jansenio Delgado from ECREEE, and accompanied by Mr Pe­ter Cattelaens, an expert from the EU Energy Initiative, Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF) conducted a stocktaking mission to Guinea Bissau to observe the current status of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the country. The delegation was received by Mr Biabe Siga, Head of the Energy Division at the Ministry of Energy, Guinea-Bissau, who also serves as the ECREEE National Focal Point.

ECREEE CONDUCTS RENEWABLES READINESS ASSESSMENT (RRA) IN THE GAMBIA

Uma fotografia do grupo dos participantes no Seminário de Avaliação de Preparação das ER em Gâmbia

ECREEE, in part­nership with IRENA, based in Abu Dhabi, conducted a two-day RRA exercise in the Gambia, with the ob­jective of evaluating the country’s readiness for the deployment of renew­able energy technologies.

ECOWAS HOLDS ITS FIRST RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS FORUM

Co-organized by the African De­velopment Bank (AfDB), the first ECOWAS Renewable Energy Invest­ment (EREI) and Business Forum took place on 27–28 September in Dakar, Senegal. This forum which was attended by more than 90 par­ticipants from the ECOWAS Member States, Europe and the USA, brought together financiers, project promot­ers, donors and market analysts in­terested in investment opportunities in renewable energy in the ECOWAS region.

6th ECREEE BOARD MEETING AND 3rd TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING

Os Membros do Conselho de Administração do ECREEE

The Sixth Executive Board Meeting of ECREEE was held on Friday 2 November 2012 at the Movenpick Hotel in Ac­cra, Ghana. The main objective of the meeting was to adopt the ECREEE 2012 Work Plan Status Report and the ECREEE 2013 Work Plan as well as discuss new developments in the energy sector.

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