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Official Launching of the African Union Commission Research Grant Project

In the framework of the African Union Commission Research Grants Open Call for Proposals - 2011, the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in collaboration with l’Institut International d’Ingénierie de l’Eau et l’Environnement (2iE) from Burkina Faso, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) from Ghana and SIREA-ENERGIE (SIREA) from France, have been awarded a grant for a research project entitled: Development of a Cost-effective, modular and Dry Concentrating Solar Power for Africa: Design and Test of Comp

UNIDO Director-General Receive Global Leadership Award

On the 3rd of May 2012, Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) was presented with the Global Leadership Award for his work addressing various global issues, including sustainable energy, poverty reduction, climate change and the advancement of the Millennium Development Goals.

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ECOWAS Workshop validated 5 million Euro Program on Small Scale Hydro Power

Monrovia, 20 April 2012 -The ECOWAS regional workshop on small scale hydro power ended on 20th April 2012 in Monrovia, Liberia. The five day workshop was organized by the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) of the World Bank, as well as the Government of Liberia.

ECREEE Side Event at the Africa Carbon Forum

ECREEE in collaboration with Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC), the Belgian Federal JI/CDM Programme and the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO), will jointly be hosting a side event, titled “Harnessing Carbon Market Opportunities in Africa", at the African Carbon Forum, scheduled for the 19th of April, 2012.

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Regional Workshop on Small Scale Hydropower

ECREEE in cooperation with the Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) and the Government of Liberia agreed to hold a regional workshop to validate the proposal for a ECOWAS Small Scale Hydropower Programme and a capacity building seminar on hydro power project development.

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ECREEE fifth Executive Board Meeting

Praia - The Fifth Executive Board Meeting of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) held on Friday 13th April 2012 at the ECREEE Secretariat in Praia, Cape Verde.

ECOWAS Ministers adopt small hydro and bioenergy program

During the ECOWAS High Level Energy Forum the ECOWAS Ministers of Energy approved the ECOWAS program for small-scale hydro power program and a regional bioenergy strategy framework.

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Workshop on renewable energy policies, incentive schemes and planning tools

ECREEE in cooperation with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Spanish Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) are jointly organizing a four-day training workshop on renewable energy policies, incentive schemes and planning tools from 09th to 12th of April 2012, in Praia, Cape Verde.

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