ECOWREX regional WORKSHOP on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Energy Access Monitoring and Reporting Framework

Mercredi, novembre 14, 2018 - 08:30 - Jeudi, novembre 15, 2018 - 16:30

Given the commitment from ECOWAS Member States in their willingness to work towards achievement of the SE4ALL targets in West Africa, the Energy Ministers in October 2012, have mandated ECREEE to coordinate the implementation of the SE4All initiative in the region. This is as a result of ECREEE’s achievement in the region. Also with the adoption of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Policy (EREP) and the ECOWAS Energy Efficiency Policy (EEEP), by the ECOWAS Heads of State, ECREEE in July 2013, was mandated to support the implementation and monitoring of these policies.

Between 2014 and 2015 all the ECOWAS Member States developed their National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs), National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs) and SE4ALL Action Agendas based on validated templates. This was discussed at the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Policy and Investment Forum in Abidjan in September 2015 and 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 support from ECREEE. Each member state appointed a focal person in charge of compiling their annual national monitoring reports, which will be submitted to ECREEE. A template for the reports was developed by ECREEE and validated by the Member States at a regional meeting in April 2016.   

ECREEE will analyse the national reports and use them to compile and publish the regional progress report that will show where ECOWAS region stands with regards to the EREP, EEEP and SE4ALL targets.

In 2017, a first regional workshop was convened to discuss the results of the 2016 monitoring exercise as well as assist relevant stakeholders tackle problems that arise in data collection and computation of the national monitoring templates.

A second regional workshop will be convened to present and validate the draft regional monitoring repot for 2017, with the member states. Also to be discussed are methodologies to fill the gap on identified indicators that are difficult to collect in the member states. Time will also 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 validate the draft report for 2017, as well as assist stakeholders in tackling those problems that arise in data collection and computation of their national monitoring framework reports.

The specific objectives are to:

  • Present and validate the draft Regional Progress Report 2017.
  • Address problems that arise in data collection and computation of the national monitoring templates.
  • Present methodologies prepared to fill the gap for identified indicators that require assistance to collect.
  • Share methodologies used by countries to fill the national monitoring reports.
  • Share best practices for Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) energy data management.
  • Identify the potential synergies for incorporating indicators from the national monitoring framework reports into energy information systems.

Expected outcomes

  1. Revised and validated draft of the Regional Monitoring Framework Report 2017
  2. Participants gain knowledge about best practices and methodologies for collecting data on indicators that have bigger data gap in the context of the monitoring framework exercise.
  3. Participants gain knowledge about best practices for RE and EE energy data management.
  4. Acquire knowledge for improving the national monitoring framework reports from member states.


The workshop will convene energy experts appointed by each member state to compile the national monitoring framework reports, and other experts and resource persons from the region to share their knowledge. Over 25 participants are expected to participate in the workshops.


Le Ndiambour Hotel, Dakar