SIDS DOCK and IRENA announce partnership to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy systems in small islands

07 November, United Nations Headquarters, New York, U.S.A.: SIDS DOCK, the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Organization, has signed an agreement with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), to collaborate on promoting the accelerated deployment of sustainable renewable energy systems in SIDS. The signing ceremony took place on Thursday, 5 November 2020, by means of a virtual conference between representatives in New York City, and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

12 teams selected for the ECOWAS research grant

On 27 April 2020, ECREEE and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), represented by its Regional Programme on Energy Security and Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa, launched the 2nd cycle of the ECOWAS Research Grant Program. 

Teams of young energy researchers were invited to submit proposals for policy research in any of the energy fields: energy technologies, energy finance, energy economics, energy policy, energy and the environment/climate change, energy and development, energy law etc.

ECOWAS Condemns the Military Putsch in Mali

The ECOWAS Heads of State and Government has strongly condemned the overthrow of the democratically-elected government of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita by military putschists. They further expressed solidarity with the people of Mali and reaffirmed their firm commitment to continue to work towards a quick resolution of the crisis.

The ECOWAS Heads of State and Government made the assurances in a communique issued by the Chair of the ECOWAS Authority Mahamadou Issoufou at the end of an extra-ordinary session by video conference on 20th August 2020.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the ECOWAS Energy Sector

COVID-19 presents a major concern for the global energy sector. Across the globe there has been major disruptions in the energy sector including decline in energy demand, disruption in supply chain and delays in implementation of projects. Various regional challenges are also emerging as energy impacts become more apparent. In the ECOWAS region, COVID-19 complicates efforts to attain the targets of the ECOWAS Regional Sustainable Energy Policies adopted in July 2013.

ECOWAS Leaders determined to solve the socio-political crisis in Mali

The Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS member countries have called on Malians to refrain from violence and employ dialogue to resolve disputes in the country. They made the call in a joint communiqué issued at the end of the extra-ordinary summit by video conference held on 27th July 2020. During the summit, ECOWAS leaders examined the socio-political crisis in Mali and took necessary decisions to restore peace and stability in the country.

Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Flagship Projects

A component of the AGoSEREE-AO program implemented by ECREEE in partnership with German International Cooperation (GIZ), focuses on disseminating lesson learnt by developers of flagship projects, in order to raise awareness of the challenges encountered and their solutions, and to encourage private investment in the sector in the region.This documentation focuses on FasoBiogaz and presents the data collected during a site visit and from studies conducted. It covers all relevant aspects of project including the history, technology, financing and the economic and environmental benefits.

Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report (2020)

To meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030, countries must safeguard the gains already attained and accelerate efforts to achieve affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.