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ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility (EREF) approves 41 sustainable energy projects with an overall volume of 3 million EUR

 The Technical Committee of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility (EREF) for rural and peri-urban areas approved 41 projects with an overall volume of €3m. The facility, which is managed by ECREEE with technical assistance from UNIDO, will co-fund the selected projects with a €1m from the Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID) and the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC).Mr. Mahama Kappiah, ED of ECREEE, stressed the social and economic relevance of the EREF projects.

ECREEE Strengthens its Energy Efficiency Mandate

ECREEE Establishes a Technical Committee for the SEEA-WA Project
The Energy Efficiency Technical Committee (EETC), an advisory group comprised of national, regional and international experts on energy efficiency, has been set up by ECREEE to provide support for the implementation of the Supporting Energy Efficiency for Access in West Africa (SEEA-WA) Project.

ECREEE Side Event at Rio+20

The ECREEE Rio+20 Side Event ‘Towards Universal Access to Sustainable Energy Services in West Africa’ took place on 17 June 2012. The side event brought together the major partners and beneficiaries of the implementation process of the adopted the ECOWAS/UEMOA Regional White Paper on Access to Energy Services for Populations in Rural and Peri-urban Areas. It featured the participation of high level representatives of ECOWAS, the United Nations (UNIDO, UNDP) and the European Union (Austria, Spain, European Commission).
 

First Stakeholder Forum of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) in South Africa

 More than 250 participants from civil society, research institutions, the private sector (including financial institutions) and government institutions gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, for the First Stakeholder Forum of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) 9–10 May 2012. Participants were drawn from over 13 different EU Member States and 29 African countries. The focus of the forum was decidedly on private sector, civil society and research.

France Supports Upcoming ECOWAS High Level Forum

 The Government of France provided a €60,000 financial support towards the organization of the upcoming ECOWAS High Level Forum: “Paving the Way for Sustainable Energy for All in West Africa through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency”, scheduled for October 2012 in Accra, Ghana.At an official ceremony at the ECREEE Secretariat on May 23, 2012, the Ambassador of France to Cape Verde, H.E Philippe BARBRY and the ECREEE Executive Director, Mr.

Workshop on Financing and Investments in Mitigation Actions in West Africa

 A two-day workshop on Financing and Investments in Mitigation Actions in West Africa was held June 4-5, 2012 in Accra, Ghana. It was jointly organized by ECREEE in collaboration with the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Business Climate Facility (BizClim). The workshop focused on creating the enabling environment for investment and innovative finance in Nationally Appropriated Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and transport sector in West Africa by catalyzing the introduction of the necessary legal and regulatory reforms.Speaking at the event, Mr.

Workshop on Financing and Investments in Mitigation Actions in West Africa

 A two-day workshop on Financing and Investments in Mitigation Actions in West Africa was held June 4-5, 2012 in Accra, Ghana. It was jointly organized by ECREEE in collaboration with the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Business Climate Facility (BizClim). The workshop focused on creating the enabling environment for investment and innovative finance in Nationally Appropriated Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and transport sector in West Africa by catalyzing the introduction of the necessary legal and regulatory reforms.Speaking at the event, Mr.

ECREEE participates in the Side Event on ‘Harnessing Carbon Market Opportunities in Africa’, at the African Carbon Forum, Ethiopia

 The fourth African Carbon Forum took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 18–20 April 2012. The forum was a knowledge sharing event with a focus on carbon investments in Africa.

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