ECOWAS-GFSE-GEF-UNIDO High Level Energy Forum “Towards Sustainable Energy For All in West Africa. Paving the Way through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency"

Monday, October 29, 2012 (All day) to Wednesday, October 31, 2012 (All day)

The Accra International Conference Centre (AICC)

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the Global Forum for Sustainable Energy (GSFE), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Ghana  jointly organized the High Level Energy Forum on the theme “Paving the Way for Sustainable Energy for All in West Africa through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency” from the 29–31 October 2012, in Accra, Ghana. 

Over 320 participants including the ECOWAS ministers and other key stakeholders from West Africa’s energy sector and the international community, convened at the forum, to establish a regional framework for the attainment of the three critical targets set by the UN under its Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL) by 2030. The SE4ALL seeks to reinforce commitments from Member States to take concrete actions towards ensuring universal access to energy services; doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix and doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.

On the 31th Wednesday of October, which marks the end of the forum, participants convened at a ministerial session, chaired by Mr. Oluniyi Robbin-Coker, Minister of Energy and Water, Sierra Leone. Resolutions on renewable energy and energy efficiency were discussed and adopted, focusing on the ECOWAS Policy on Renewable Energy; ECOWAS Policy on Energy Efficiency; the ECOWAS Small Hydro Power Program; and the ECOWAS Bio-energy Strategy Framework. The afternoon session includes a high-level panel discussion on achieving the SE4ALL in West Africa.

Please find below the full documentation on the Forum. Further photos and information are available at the IISD website:

More Photos and conference report from IISD are available at:




Event Documents: 

PDF icon communique_11th_meeting_of_the_ecowas_ministers_en.pdf703.47 KB
PDF icon hlf_report_en.pdf2.97 MB
PDF icon ecowas_energy_efficiency_policy_eeep.pdf919.55 KB
PDF icon ecowas_renewable_energy_policy_erep.pdf1.02 MB
PDF icon 161012_ecowas_sshp_program_for_ministers.pdf1.44 MB
PDF icon ecowas_bioenergy_strategic_framework.pdf2.74 MB
PDF icon pdf_of_the_hlf_program_in_english.pdf786.44 KB
PDF icon program_workshop_on_the_ecowas_observatory_for_reee.pdf364.37 KB
PDF icon program_ecowas_initiative_on_safe_sustainable_and_affordable_cooking_energy.pdf366.78 KB
PDF icon program_ecowas_initiative_on_energy_efficient_lighting.pdf337.43 KB
PDF icon 1910_workshop_on_the_ecowas_initiative_on_financing_sustainable_energy.pdf233.01 KB
PDF icon program_workshop_on_high_performance_distribution_of_electricity.pdf402.49 KB
PDF icon program_austrian_side_event.pdf323.32 KB
PDF icon mr_yumkella_se4all_29oct_hlf_accra_.pdf635.72 KB
PDF icon ren21_gsr_presentation_ecreee_hlm_rana_adib.pdf2.07 MB
PDF icon usa-balian_se4all_ecowas_presentation.pdf1.82 MB
PDF icon ecowas_accra_oct_29_2012_final-_gea.pdf614.1 KB
PDF icon ecowas_high_level_forum_ghana_2012_-_iaea_tools_in_se4all_final.pdf1.33 MB
PDF icon document_sga.oct_2012.f.pdf1.02 MB
PDF icon ecowas_regional_bioenergy_stategy_framework_-_mali_present_hlf_fr_oumah.pdf1.29 MB
PDF icon ecreee_presentation_sshp-kappiah.pdf1.43 MB
PDF icon ppp_prec_final.pdf2.06 MB
PDF icon recp_philip_mann_accra_hlf_30_oct.pdf1.21 MB
PDF icon ecreee_presentation_accra_gef_v4_short.pdf827.16 KB
PDF icon gef_support_for_programmatic_approach_in_west_africa.pdf491.67 KB
PDF icon spwa-30102012final.pdf585.77 KB
PDF icon cote_divoire_ee_lighting_slide.pdf218.92 KB
PDF icon gambia_-promoting_renewable_energy-based_mini_grids_for_productive_uses.pdf341.09 KB
PDF icon eu_nicolaslambert.pdf1.64 MB
PDF icon igu_energyforall_accra_oct2012.pdf1.05 MB
PDF icon african_union_programme_on_energy.pdf1.36 MB
PDF icon cb_ecowas_ws_accra_nov2012.pdf484.34 KB
PDF icon reflection_about_aeep_for_accra_hlm.pdf2.63 MB
PDF icon west_africa_high_level_energy_forum_rg.pdf1.27 MB
PDF icon zeiner_ada_on_gfse_ghana.pdf856.54 KB
PDF icon usa_jw_se4all_ecowas_de-risking_investments.pdf1 MB
PDF icon afdb_accrapresentation_28102012.pdf1.07 MB
PDF icon ghana_2012_10_hlf_final_idae.pdf2.47 MB
PDF icon ghana_ppt.pdf1.57 MB
PDF icon unido_ecowas_iee_-_rana_ghoneim.pdf1.94 MB
Package icon imagenes.zip114.86 KB