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ECOWAS institutions and agencies poised to discuss the draft Staff Regulation Framework

ABUJA, Nigeria – 20th June 2019 – Preparations are underway for a two-day meeting for heads of ECOWAS institutions and agencies on the validation of the new ECOWAS Staff Regulations Framework. The meeting is scheduled to take place in Accra, Ghana from 8Th to 09Th July 2019.

ECOWAS Commissioner for Human Resources calls for a complete overhaul of Africa’s Economic Model

Praia, Cabo Verde - 30th May 2019 –   The Commissioner for Human Resources at the ECOWAS Commission, Professor Jeremias Dias Furtado has said that Africa needs strong leaders who should be determined to re-model the economic predicament being experienced in the continent.   Cape Verdean ECOWAS Commissioner for Human Resources, argued that the economic model imposed in Africa does not allow the desired development of the continent, suggesting a complete overhaul to reverse the situation.

ECREEE attends Africa Energy Forum 2019 in Lisbon

Praia, - 18th June 2019 - Energy Experts have concluded that indecisiveness of policymakers and failure to streamline projects as well as collaboration with international institutions hinders the development of solar projects in Africa. This was echoed at the Africa Energy Forum 2019 (AEF) held in Lisbon, Portugal from 11 – 14 June 2019. The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is a global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors.

Training Workshop on the ECOWAS Integrated Biogas System Officially Opens

ECREEE – Praia Cape Verde, 17th June 2019 - The Regional Training workshop on the ECOWAS Integrated Biogas System officially opened today at Songhai Regional Centre, Porto Novo, Benin. The event is a two-week training event for 18 entrepreneurs from the ECOWAS Region to enhance their skills and capacities in building biogas systems that integrates aspects related to energy, health, social, agriculture and the environment.

REGIONAL TRAINING OF TRAINERS ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR ECOWAS ENGLISH SPEEKING COUNTRIES

(NIGERIA, GHANA, LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE, THE GAMBIA)

+ GUINEA BISSAU AND CABO VERDE

CERMI, PRAIA, CABO VERDE, 15th TO 26th JULY 2019

West African Solar Pack

Summary

The West African Solar Pack (WASP) is part of the delivery mechanism of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), led and hosted by ECREEE under the umbrella of MAMA-LIGHTÒ Initiative for Sustainable Energy. Based on the consolidated demand in the ECOWAS Member States, WASP offers a portfolio of selected solar products and solutions from trusted suppliers against competitive prices in combination with implementation support and technology transfer.

Transformational Partnership: Guinea Bissau starts detailed feasibility and design works on the 20 MW Saltinho Run-Off-River Hydropower Project

Under the guiding motto "NOW OR NEVER", the Guinea Bissau Sustainable Energy International Conference, held from 6 to 7 December 2018 in Bissau, had called for USD 700 million of investment. Now, another important mile-stone has been achieved.
 

AfDB, NEPAD-IPPF meet with ECREEE over the Business Opportunities for Women in Energy Project

From 20 – 24 May 2019, delegates from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparatory Facility (NEPAD- IPPF) visited the ECREEE Secretariat in Praia, Cape Verde. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the progress of the Feasibility Study on Business Opportunities for Women in a Changing Energy Value Chain in West Africa.

Global Network of Sustainable Energy Centres as a success initiative

The UN policy compilation report “Accelerating SDG-7 Achievement" highlights the centres of the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres (GN-SEC) as "success story" and an important contribution to accelerate the uptake of integrated and inclusive sustainable energy technology markets particularly in LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS. Moreover, in its key messages the report says:

ARE promotes Atelier Off-grid B2B in Togo

En collaboration avec la Délégation de l'Union européenne au Togo (DUE), la GIZ et le Ministère des Mines et des Energies du Togo, l’ARE co-organisera l’Atelier Off-grid B2B Togo le 12 juin 2019 à Lomé, en conjonction avec le Forum Togo-UE 2019 le 13 et 14 juin 2019. Cet atelier est un événement incontournable pour toute personne intéressée par le marché hors réseau et mini réseau au Togo.

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