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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Vienna Energy Forum 2011

21-23 June 2011, Austria

The Vienna Energy Forum 2011 was held from 21-23 June 2011 at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. It facilitated the exchange of ideas on universal energy access.

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ECREEE Seminar for West African Policy Makers, 15 –17 June 2011, Canary Islands, Spain

ECREEE is holding a regional seminar on the Integration of Renewable Energy into the Energy Systems of the ECOWAS Region.

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