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First Stakeholder Forum of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) in South Africa

 More than 250 participants from civil society, research institutions, the private sector (including financial institutions) and government institutions gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, for the First Stakeholder Forum of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) 9–10 May 2012. Participants were drawn from over 13 different EU Member States and 29 African countries. The focus of the forum was decidedly on private sector, civil society and research.

France Supports Upcoming ECOWAS High Level Forum

 The Government of France provided a €60,000 financial support towards the organization of the upcoming ECOWAS High Level Forum: “Paving the Way for Sustainable Energy for All in West Africa through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency”, scheduled for October 2012 in Accra, Ghana.At an official ceremony at the ECREEE Secretariat on May 23, 2012, the Ambassador of France to Cape Verde, H.E Philippe BARBRY and the ECREEE Executive Director, Mr.

Workshop on Financing and Investments in Mitigation Actions in West Africa

 A two-day workshop on Financing and Investments in Mitigation Actions in West Africa was held June 4-5, 2012 in Accra, Ghana. It was jointly organized by ECREEE in collaboration with the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Business Climate Facility (BizClim). The workshop focused on creating the enabling environment for investment and innovative finance in Nationally Appropriated Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and transport sector in West Africa by catalyzing the introduction of the necessary legal and regulatory reforms.Speaking at the event, Mr.

Workshop on Financing and Investments in Mitigation Actions in West Africa

 A two-day workshop on Financing and Investments in Mitigation Actions in West Africa was held June 4-5, 2012 in Accra, Ghana. It was jointly organized by ECREEE in collaboration with the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Business Climate Facility (BizClim). The workshop focused on creating the enabling environment for investment and innovative finance in Nationally Appropriated Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and transport sector in West Africa by catalyzing the introduction of the necessary legal and regulatory reforms.Speaking at the event, Mr.

ECREEE participates in the Side Event on ‘Harnessing Carbon Market Opportunities in Africa’, at the African Carbon Forum, Ethiopia

 The fourth African Carbon Forum took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 18–20 April 2012. The forum was a knowledge sharing event with a focus on carbon investments in Africa.

ECOWAS Workshop on Energy Policy Tools of the Global Energy Assessment

 E C R E E E , in partnership with the United Nations I n d u s t r i a l Devel opmen t Orga n i z a t ion (UNIDO) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) organized a one-day workshop on key findings and tools of the Global Energy A s s e s s m e n t (GEA). The workshop was held on 12 April 2012 in Praia, Cape Verde, with support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The workshop was attended by more than 60 energy experts and policy makers from the ECOWAS region.The workshop considered the key findings of the GEA which was published during Rio+20.

Fifth Executive Board Meeting of ECREEE

 The Fifth Executive Board Meeting of ECREEE was held on Friday 13 April 2012 at the ECREEE Secretariat in Praia, Cape Verde. The main objective of the meeting was to adopt the Report of the Implementation of the ECREEE 2011 Work Plan and the ECREEE Business Plan 2011–16 (the Business Plan is available at web portal http://www.ecreee.org).

ECREEE Conducts Capacity Building on Renewable Energy Policies and Incentive Schemes

ECREEE, in partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Spanish Institute for Energy Diversification and Savings (IDAE), organized a two-day intensive training course on “National Renewable Energy Policies and Incentive Schemes”. The training, held from 9–10 April 2012 in Praia, Cape Verde is part of an ongoing effort by ECREEE to reinforce capacities among the ECOWAS Member States in the area of energy planning and policy formulation aimed at promoting renewable energy at the national level.

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