kono, Sierra Leone - 21/07/22 - With the support of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), ECREEE solicited the technical expertise of the Institute of Leadership, Energy, Environment and Management (ILEM) to undertake hands-on training for local cookstove artisans in and around the district of Kono from 18 – 22 July. This workshop is one of the 2022 WACCA activities planned for specified countries in the ECOWAS region to undertake capacity building on design and construction of modern and efficient cookstoves.


Praia, June 20th, 2022 – The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency welcomes its new Executive Director, Mr. Jean Francis Semporé, marking a new era for the Sustainable Energy Sector in the ECOWAS region.

ECREEE Reinforces Improved Cook-stove Production in West Africa

ECREEE - Praia, - 11th July 2022 - The West Africa Clean Cooking Alliance (WACCA) is bracing-up for a seven-day camp designed to train entrepreneurs on the production and dissemination of improved cook stoves. The training which will be organized by ECREEE in partnership with the Ministry of Energy of Sierra Leone, is scheduled to take place in the Government Technical Institute (GTI) in Kono, Sierra Leone from the 18th to 23rd July 2022.

ECREEE Clocks Twelve with Excellent Improvements in the Sustainable Energy Sector

ECREEE - Praia, - 6th July 2022 - ECOWAS Centre for Renewal Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) celebrates twelve years of excellent service to the ECOWAS community and beyond. ECREEE was established by the Authority of Heads of State of ECOWAS in response to the energy crisis faced by millions of West African citizens.

Development of a Baseline Assessment and Policy Recommendations for the Introduction of Electric 2 & 3 Wheelers in 14 Countries of the ECOWAS Region

A flagship meeting is taking place on the 27th June 2022 at the ECREEE headquarters in Praia Cabo Verde, for the development of a Baseline Assessment and Policy recommendations for the introduction of Electric 2 & 3 Wheelers in 14 Countries of the ECOWAS Region.

Sierra Leone trains government staff to implement ECOWAS Gender and Energy Policy

With support from ECREEE, the government of Sierra Leone organized a five-day training to equip its staff to implement the National Action Plan for Implementing the ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access.

Working visit of His Excellency, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, President of the ECOWAS Commission to ECREEE

The President of the ECOWAS Commission His Excellency Jean-Claude Kassi Brou proceeded on a working visit to ECREEE Headquarters in Praia, Cape Verde with his delegation on 27th April 2022.​

He was welcomed and hosted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cabo Verde, His Excellency Dr. Rui Alberto Figueiredo Soares and then proceeded on a courtesy visit to the President of Cabo Verde, His Excellency Jose Maria Neves.

ECREEE and WASCAL Set the Stage for the Development of ECOWAS Green Hydrogen Policy

Kick-off meeting for the development of the ECOWAS Green Hydrogen Policy, Dakar - Senegal

Dakar, Senegal 8th April 2022 – A group of Energy and scientific experts in West Africa have disclosed that the region holds very good potential for producing green hydrogen and thus providing an opportunity for the region to play a key role in the emerging green hydrogen market.  Experts also noted that the green hydrogen - H2 atlas project produced by the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) (WASCAL) and its research partners, revealed that West Africa has huge renewable energy