Regional WORKSHOP on RE, EE and Energy Access Monitoring and Reporting Framework | ECREEE

Regional WORKSHOP on RE, EE and Energy Access Monitoring and Reporting Framework

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (All day)
 
The ECOWAS Energy Ministers expressed their willingness to work towards the achievement of the SE4ALL targets in West Africa and mandated ECREEE to coordinate the implementation of the SE4All initiative in the region in October 2012. The ECOWAS Heads of State adopted the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Policy (EREP) and the ECOWAS Energy Efficiency Policy (EEEP) and mandated ECREEE to support the implementation and monitoring of these policies in July 2013.
 
In 2014 and 2015 all ECOWAS Member States developed National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs), National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs) and SE4ALL Action Agendas based on validated templates and presented them for discussion at the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Policy and Investment Forum in Abidjan in September 2015. It was then validated during the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Workshop held in Dakar in April 2016.

Monitoring of the Implementation of NREAPs, NEEAPs, AAs & Regional Reporting

The main responsibility for monitoring the implementation of the NREAPs, NEEAPs and SE4All Action Agendas lies with the ECOWAS Member States with ECREEE’s support.

A regional workshop will be convened to discuss the results of the exercise as well as assist relevant stakeholders tackle problems that arise in data collection and computation of the national monitoring templates. Time will be allocated for open panel discussions; sharing lessons learnt and best practices for data management amongst others.

Objectives of the workshop

The main objective of the workshop is to discuss the results of the exercise as well as assist stakeholders tackle problems that arise in data collection and computation of the national monitoring framework templates. Additionally, the workshop will seek to initiate potential collaboration between ECREEE and UEMOA to develop energy balances for the Anglophone ECOWAS member states.

The specific objectives are to:

  • Address problems that arise in data collection and computation of the national monitoring templates.
  • Share best practices for Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) energy data management.
  • Share lessons learnt from countries that developed energy information systems.
  • Identify the potential synergies for incorporating indicators from the national monitoring framework reports into energy information systems.

Expected outcomes

  1. Acquire knowledge improved robust national monitoring framework reports from member states that will feed into the preparation of the annual regional report.
  2. Gain knowledge about best RE and EE energy data management practices and methodologies future data management exercises.
  3. Gain knowledge about best practices and methodologies for the development of the national energy balances.
  4. Gain understanding about using ECOWREX energy tools to make data-driven decisions.

Participants

The workshop will convene energy experts appointed by each member state to compile the national monitoring framework templates; two technical experts from two countries with Energy Information Systems; an energy data resource person; and GIZ and ECREEE staff. Approximately 25 participants are expected to participate in the workshops.

Venue: 

Palm Club CI
  Abidjan
Ivory Coast