Call for Proposals: USD 50 million available for renewable energy projects

The sixth funding cycle of the IRENA/Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) Project Facility is now open! This latest cycle offers ~USD 50 million in concessional loans from ADFD.

A National Forum on the Promotion of Private Investment in Standalone Solar systems in West Africa and Sahel

ECOWAS GUINEA CONAKRY – 30 October 2017 A national forum on "Promoting Private investment in standalone solar systems in West Africa and Sahel” under the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) was held in Guinea Conakry on Monday 30th October 2017. The workshop, was the first of its kind and brought together over 50 participants from the Guinean public and private sectors, financial institutions and other stakeholders in renewable energy.

CEDEAO Annonce de formation: intégrer la sensibilité au genre dans les pratiques énergétiques

CRTC/CEDEAO sont engagés pour l’intégration de la sensibilité au genre dans le développement des systèmes énergétiques résilientes face au changement climatique. Dans ce contexte, Partners for Innovation et MDF assureront des formations à des organisations gouvernementales et non-gouvernementales qui sont actives dans le domaine de l’énergie en l’Afrique de l’Ouest. Ces formations auront lieu au mois de février.

Coup de Projecteur sur les CDN de la CEDEAO

Le Centre de la CEDEAO pour les Energies Renouvelables et l'Efficacité Energétique (ECREEE) a lancé une nouvelle publication: Focus sur la mise en oeuvre des CDNs dans la CEDEAO « Vers la mise en oeuvre des objectifs d’énergie durable».

8th meeting of the Committee for Standard Harmonization of ECOWAS (TMC)

ECOWAS BAMAKO, MALI – 14th OCTOBER 2017 - The chair of the Technical Management Committee for Standard Harmonization of ECOWAS (TMC), has stressed the importance of standards and their harmonization to protect people and the environment. Dr. Justin Kickaff was speaking at the 8th meeting of the TMC held in Bamako, Mali from 9th to 14th October 2017. The forum brought together officials from the standards control bodies in ECOWAS member countries designed to enhance quality production in the region.

Outcomes of the Dakar Sustainable Energy Forum

Energy experts concludes three-day sustainable energy forum with high expectations for greater progress in the development, investment, and harnessing of renewable energy potentials of the ECOWAS region.


Côte d'Ivoire – Abidjan 24th October 2017 – The Executive Director of ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency ECREEE, Mr. Mahama Kappiah has spoken of the importance of the Rural Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) to the socio-economic development of the ECOWAS region. The ECREEE boss was speaking at a workshop held in Abidjan on Tuesday 24TH October 2017 dubbed “Market-based solutions for electricity access: Off-grid Government-Industry Dialogue Day”.


Cabo Verde, October 16 – 20 - With the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BLMFUW), ECREEE solicited the technical expertise of the Universite Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar- Centre d´Estudes et de Recherche sur les Energies Renouvalables (CERER) to undertake hands-on training for local cookstove artisans in Island of Santiago, Cabo Verde.