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EU unveils solar tree, contributes 165m euros for renewable energy in Nigeria

Source: Vanguard
Abuja, May 2 - The delegation of the European Union (EU) to Nigeria and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has unveiled a solar tree at the EU Delegation Office Complex Abuja, to highlight the union’s commitment to renewable solar energy in Nigeria.

Ambassador of the EU to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ketil Karlsen, unveiled the solar tree on Thursday to spotlight its current actions in Nigeria and as part of activities to highlight the use of the sun as a source of energy.

ECREEE-GIZ Technical Assistance Facility for Grid-Connected RE Projects

ECREEE and GIZ are jointly implementing the regional project “Improving the governance of the RE and EE sector in West Africa (AGoSEREE-AO)” which is financed by the German Cooperation and the European Union. Among other things GIZ is assisting ECREEE to:

a) Support the development of grid-connected RE projects with the potential of becoming important projects through technical assistance (TA) and,

b) Document and disseminate the experiences with grid-connected RE projects in West Africa.

ECREEE and GGGI sign MoU on Green Growth Cooperation in West Africa

Burkina Faso, April 5th, 2019 – The ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) on April 5th, on the sidelines of SEERA 2019, to cooperate on promoting green growth in West Africa.

ARE & ECREEE’s new partnership to help upscale decentralised renewable energy in the ECOWAS region

Abidjan, 13 March 2019 - In light of the urgency to address the barriers hindering the roll-out of renewable energy, ARE and ECREEE have pledged to support SMEs and start-ups to upscale decentralised renewable energy and cross-sectoral collaborations in the ECOWAS region. They will do so by promoting sustainable energy policies, fit-for-purpose financing, innovative technologies and business solutions globally.

Living transformation! Guinea Bissau attracts investment in 20 MW solar PV power station and mini-grids

Under the guiding motto "NOW OR NEVER", the Guinea Bissau Sustainable Energy International Conference, held from 6 to 7 December 2018 in Bissau, had called for USD 700 million of investment. As a concrete follow-up, the country has recently received funding from the West African Development Bank (BOAD) to construct a 20 MW solar PV power plant near Bissau and two 1 MW hybrid mini-grid systems in Gabu and Cachungo. Currently, the African Biofuel and Renewable Energy Company (SABER-ABREC) has published a competitive tender for the submission of proposals.

Project on business opportunities for women to kick off with 4 country stakeholder meetings

The ECREEE project on Feasibility Study on Business Opportunities for Women in a Changing Energy Value Chain in West Africa is organizing four-country stakeholder meetings to kick-off the feasibility study. Financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the project seeks to develop a high quality, gender responsive, regional energy market development strategy that taps into the innate entrepreneurial capacity of ECOWAS women.

STATEMENT BY THE ECOWAS COMMISSION PRESIDENT: 2019 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, Presidente da Comissão da CEDEAO

"Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change"

The celebration of International Women's Day, on 8 March every year, affords us the opportunity to emphasize the important place and role of women in economic and social development throughout the world and particularly in our sub-region.

Call for Applications: ECOWAS CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION FOR OFF-GRID SOLAR PV TECHNICIAN (22-27 April, 2019)

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in cooperation with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has established an ECSES scheme for the training and certification of sustainable energy skills.

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