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).

Official Inauguration of ECREEE

6th of July 2010, Praia, Cape Verde

ECREEE at the ECOWAS-Brazil Summit in Sal, Cape Verde

03 July 2010, Sal, Cape Verde

At the Summit Brazil and ECOWAS committed themselves to cooperate in the promotion of clean and sustainable energy and to support the activities of ECREEE. The proposal for an ECOWAS-Brazil Renewable Energy Partnership (EBREP) will be discussed further.

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Press Conference

28 May 2010, Praia, Cape Verde

The ECOWAS Commission, UNIDO and the Government of Cape Verde gave a press conference on the official launching of ECREEE end of July 2010 and cooperation on a GEF project.