Regional Workshop on the ECOWAS Solar Energy Initiative (ESEI)

ECREEE will hold a Regional Workshop on the ECOWAS Solar Energy Initiative (ESEI) from 18 to 21 October 2010 in Dakar, Senegal. The forum will highlight the potentials, benefits, costs and feasibility of solar energy based solutions for electricity generation, heating and cooling. A solar deployment plan for the ECOWAS region will be discussed and a road map adopted. Please register at latest by 12 October 2010.

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The Third ECOWAS Business Forum

The action plan of the 3rd ECOWAS Business Forum, held in Abidjan on 1st October 2010, calls the ECOWAS Commission to declare the decade of energy sufficiency and recommends the development of minimum renewable energy targets which ECOWAS member states should adhere to and implement.

Interview with the ECREEE Director

22 September 2010

In its latest edition the expert magazine VENCER published an article on renewable energy in West Africa including an interview with the Executive Director.


Based on the action plan of the ECOWAS/UEMOA White Paper on Energy Access ECREEE prepared a proposal for the establishment of an ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility for West Africa. The initiative responds to action line 2 of the white paper which calls for the establishment on an investment and innovation fund for RE&EE. The fund should raise finance at least for 200 demonstration projects and support local manufacturing and service companies.

High Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP)

First High Level Meeting of the AEEP (

The First High Level Meeting on 14/15 September 2010 will be the first of its kind, bringing together leading politicians and decision-makers from Africa and Europe. At the event, a road map as well as concrete targets for the AEEP’s future work will be endorsed.

Within the framework of the partnership, the first High Level Meeting of the AEEP will

ECREEE National Focal Institutions (NFIs) established

ECREEE has established a network of National Focal Institutions (NFIs) which covers all ECOWAS Member States. Regional projects and programmes will be coordinated and executed by the ECREEE-Secretariat in cooperation and alignment with these institutions. The contacts of the nominated focal points are available on the ECREEE website.

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ECREEE and REEEP agrees on cooperation

REEEP activities in West Africa are getting a boost thanks the formation of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).