ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum 2018

Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director of ECREEE

ECREEE - Dakar, Senegal – 13th November 2018 - Stakeholders in the energy sector have called for the establishment robust partnership that would spur major investments in the area of sustainable energy and energy access.  This was disclosed at the start of the 2nd edition of the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF) held in Dakar, Senegal from the 13th - 15th November 2018 on the theme ‘Achieving Sustainable Energy Targets in the ECOWAS Region’.

3rd Call of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility is now opened

ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) launches 3rd EREF Call for proposals. The call is opened and the deadline for submission has been extended until 11 January 2019. However, pre-registrations will only be accepted until 20 December 2018.

ECOWAS Convenes West Africa’s Top Energy Innovators, Thought Leaders and Other Notables For Annual ‘Sustainable Energy Forum’ in Dakar

The economic union’s Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency commemorates its tenth year with region’s leading energy forum

DAKAR—The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)’s Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has announced today that it will be hosting its second annual Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF), taking place from 13-15 November at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dakar, Senegal.


The impacts of climate change are becoming ever more significant to address as developing countries struggle to balance economic and environmental pressures. They must not only tackle this predicament but also seize the opportunity to enhance sustainable economic development.

West African countries are among the majority that face even more complex decisions as their agricultural productivity, food and water security, as well as energy development is heavily dependent on existing natural systems in the face of a changing climate.

ECOWAS Capacity Building Workshop on Bioenergy Service Delivery Successfully Concludes at Centre Songhai, Porto Novo, Benin

ECREEE – Praia Cape Verde, 28th September 2018 - The Regional workshop on Capacity Building on Bioenergy Service Delivery supported by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADA), successfully concluded at Porto Novo, Benin on Friday 28 September 2018. The five-day capacity building workshop opened on Monday 24th September 2018.

ECREEE shortlists 6 firms for its Feasibility study on business opportunities for women in a changing energy value chain in West Africa

The ECOWAS Centre for Regional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) received a grant of USD 1,000,000 from the African Development Bank, through the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility Special Fund (NEPAD-IPPF Special Fund), to implement a project entitled: ‘Feasibility study on business opportunities for women in a changing energy value chain in West Africa’.

Published Research: Economic Assessment of Large Power Photovoltaic Irrigation Systems in the ECOWAS region

In the framework of research collaboration between the ECREEE and the Universidad Politécnica De Madrid (UPM) on the efficient use of climate change adaptation technologies in water usages (e.g. irrigation supply) (or) storm water/flood management in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) cities. A research on the Economic Assessment of Large Power Photovoltaic Irrigation Systems in the ECOWAS region has been peer published. The research was funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Organization of a Gender and Energy training in Togo as part of the ECOWAS Regional Training Program on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Projects, Products and Services

In West Africa, vulnerable women are the most affected by energy poverty and its effects. Indeed, they are the most exposed to health risks related to the use of polluting fuels. They are responsible, within their household for the supply of cooking energy, which weighs heavily on their budget and their spare time, specifically in situations where fuel wood is used, to the detriment of other activities (time dedicated to for children’s education and to income generating activities, etc.).