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ECREEE SUPPORTS LIBERIA TO DEVELOP GRID EMISSION FACTOR AND STANDARDIZED BASELINE FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR

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).

Organisation d’une formation Genre et Energie au Togo dans le cadre du Programme Régional de Formation en Intégration du Genre aux projets, produits et services énergétiques

En Afrique de l’Ouest, les femmes vulnérables sont les plus touchées par la précarité énergétique et ses effets. En effet, elles sont les plus longuement exposées aux risques sanitaires liés à l’utilisation de combustibles polluants. Elles sont responsables au sein de leur ménage de l’approvisionnement en énergie, qui pèse de plus en plus lourd dans leur budget et sur leur temps libre en cas de collecte du combustible, au détriment d’autres activités (éducation des enfants, activités génératrices de revenus…).

ECREEE AND DONOR PARTNERS STRATEGIZE TO IMPROVE GOVERNANCE OF THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY SECTOR IN WEST AFRICA

Praia - 1st August 2018 - The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and donor partners recently launched the program “Improving the Governance of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency sector in West Africa” (known by its French acronym AGoSEREE-AO). The ceremony held in Praia, Cabo Verde was presided over by senior officials from ECREEE, ERERA, ECOWAS Energy Commission, European Union and German Cooperation (BMZ and GIZ).

CABO VERDE HOSTS ECREEE 15th BOARD MEETING

Praia – July 23rd, 2018 – The 15th Executive Board Meeting of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) was held in Praia, Cabo Verde. Among the important issues on the agenda, was the discussion on the status of implementation of the ECREEE 2018 work program and budget. The board meeting also provided an opportunity for ECREEE to present to the board, some of the new programmes and projects being carried out.

GUINEA BISSAU SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The Guinea Bissau Sustainable Energy International Conference is scheduled to take place between 6 and 7 December 2018 in Bissau, Guinea Bissau.

The high-level event is co-organized by the Government of Guinea Bissau, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in cooperation with ALER and other partners.

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