Fourth Executive Board and second Technical Committee meeting of ECREEE

The second Technical Committee meeting and the fourth Executive Board meeting were held from the 20 to 21 October 2011, in Cotonou, Benin.

The Executive Board congratulated ECREEE to its progress and approved the 2011 Mid-Term Status Report.The following achievements were highlighted. ECREEE (….)

Job opportunity for international consultants

07 September 2011

ECREEE with the support of UNDP Regional Programme for Poverty Reduction (UNDP PREP) is holding a Regional Workshop on Renewable Energy and Access 24th – 26 October 2011 in Accra, Ghana. For the preparation of three technical discussion papers ECREEE/UNDP seeks applications from qualified individual consultants.

2nd Coordination Meeting of ECREEE-NFIs

The second ECREEE coordination meeting with the National Focal Institutions (NFIs) took place im Kumasi, Ghana, on 27 August 2011. In the meeting the 2012 work plan, the 2011 status report, the ECREEE Business Plan, the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility (EREF), the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Observatory (EREO) and the Supporting Energy Efficiency for Access in West Africa (SEEA-WA) project were discussed.

1st Call of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility (EREF) closed Call of EREF closed

We would like to thank all applicants and partners for their numerous submissions. The large attendance reflects the high demand for sustainable energy solutions in the ECOWAS region. A list of all submitted proposals will be published on the ECREEE website soon.

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ECREEE Training Workshop

GIS Energy Planning and RETScreen Training, 22 to 26 August, Kumasi, Ghana

The regional training workshop on GIS Energy Access Planning and RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis will take place from 22 to 26 August 2011 in Kumasi, Ghana. The workshop is jointly organized by ECREEE in cooperation with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and The Technology Energy Centre (TEC) of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana.

Global Report on Renewable Energy

Recently, three international flag-ship reports on renewable energy were published by UNEP, REN-21 and IPCC. The findings of the studies lights the way for ECREEE and other like-minded organizations in the energy sector.

The reports are:

Executive Board members of ECREEE meet in Ghana

As part of its work programme for 2011, the Board members of ECREEE will be meeting in Accra, from the 5th to 6th of July, to conduct a mid-year review and to provide guidance on strategic issues.

The draft agenda for the meeting includes:

  1. Adoption of the report of the second Board meeting;
  2. Consideration of the ECREEE 2010 Audited Financial Statement;
  3. Consideration of the 2011 mid-term Status Report of ECREEE;
  4. Presentation of the ECREEE Business Plan 2011-2015.


ECREE & Power Kick for Africa Meeting, Renewable Energy and Gender

The 3rd conference of the African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA) on "Renewable Energy & Gender" was held in cooperation with ECREEE from June 29 – July 01, 2011 in Abuja, Nigeria.

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