Call for small hydro experts from the ECOWAS region

Application deadline 23 March 2012

Deadline extended! ECREEE offers financial support for a limited number of qualified small hydro experts from the ECOWAS region to participate in the small hydro workshop in Liberia, from 16 to 20 April 2012. Interested applicants are asked to send an electronic application by e-mail at latest by 12 March 2012. The applications guidelines are available on the workshop website.

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ECREEE Bioenergy Forum

Bamako, Mali, 19 to 22 March, 2012

ECREEE in cooperation with its partners from the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) are organising a Regional Bioenergy Froum from 19th – 22nd March 2012 in Bamako, Mali. The registration is open.

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ECOWAS Forum adopted a Regional Bioenergy Strategy Framework

A Regional Bioenergy Strategy Framework was adopted at the ECOWAS Bioenergy Forum held on the 19th of March 2012. The strategy seeks to enable and promote domestic and foreign investments that help to address energy poverty prevailing in the region both in rural and peri-urban areas.

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Launch of ECOWAS small hydro capacity needs assessment

02 March 2012, Praia, Cape Verde

ECREEE/UNIDO is undertaking a stakeholder and capacity needs assessment in the small scale hydro sector in the ECOWAS. The survey aims at identifying the training needs of different stakeholders. SHP experts are asked to fill the questionnaires and return them to as soon as possible.

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Launch of the ECOWAS Observatory for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiancy

The ECOWREX was launched during the ECOWAS High Level Energy Forum. It informs market enablers and investors on renewable energy potentials, contacts and projects.

EREF approves projects in 15 ECOWAS countries

ECREEE intends to award 41 projects with an overall grant amount of around 1 million Euro. An overview on the approved projects can be found in the section of the ECOWAS Renwable Energy Facility (EREF).

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ECREEE COP-17 Side Event

The side event "Promoting Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Investments for Sustainable Development in West Africa" is scheduled to take place on the 7 of December 2011 from 16:45 to 18:15 (Room Apies River).

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ECREEE co-organizes 2011 West Africa Club Forum

The SWAC/OECD in cooperation with ECREEE, the Government of Cape Verde and the Government of Brazil organized the 2011 West Africa Club Forum on "West Africa and Brazil: Addressing Renewable Energy Challenges". The presentations and fotos are available online.

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