RETScreen training in Gambia

The training is scheduled to take place from 27 to 31 August 2012 in Banjul, Gambia.

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ECREEE PV system promotes era of green energy in Cape Verde

The first private grid-connected renewable energy household system has been commissioned under the new renewable energy law of Cape Verde. Since November 2011 a PV solar system with an installed capacity of 9,9 kW is serving major parts of the electricity demand of the ECREEE office.

Request for expression of interest

End date - 30 July, 2012

The African Development Bank is seeking to recruit a consultant under the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) to support the Bank and its clients in the preparation of small/medium scale renewable energy (RE) projects.

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ECOWAS agrees on renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and targets

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) works towards a voluntary commitment to the Sustainable Energy For All Initiative. In a regional workshop, held from 25 to 27 June 2012 in Dakar, Senegal, the Directors of the ECOWAS Ministries of Energy agreed on the main targets and pillars of a regional renewable energy and energy efficiency policy of ECOWAS.

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Recruitment of Senior Project Manager

Deadline for applications: 18 June 2012

UNIDO/ECREEE are recruiting a senior project manager for the "Market Based Development of Small to Medium Scale Renewable Energy Systems in Cape Verde" Project. The expert will be based at the ECREEE Secretariat. Interested and qualified applicants are asked to submit their applications at latest by 18 June 2012.

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RETScreen Training in Mali and Cote d Ivoire

The next RETScreen workshops will take place from 28 to 31 May 2012 in Mali, Bamako and from 5 to 7 June 2012 in Cote d Ivoire.

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Access to Sustainable Renewable Energy in Africa as Prerequisite for the MDG’s

The African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA) is organizing a conference on “Access to Sustainable Renewable Energy in Africa as Prerequisite for the MDGs”, at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Centre, Italy, from 22nd-26th May, 2012.

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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