IRENA/ADFD Third Call for Project Proposals

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has just launched the third funding cycle of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility.

The deadline for applications is 18 February 2015 (17:00 Gulf Standard Time).

Applicants need to register and apply online.

For this third funding cycle, the Facility is offering new lower loan rates for all cycles.

Call for proposals: Technical Assistance for the elaboration of the ECREEE communication strategy document (2015 -2020)

On 12 November 2007, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) organized a conference on peace and security in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The Ouagadougou Declaration highlighted the need for regional cooperation in various sectors. In the energy sector, the declaration articulated the need to establish a specialized Centre to promote clean, efficient and affordable energy. The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) was therefore established as a consequence.

Scholarships for West African Young Professionals - Study Integration in a Euro-African Context

The WAI-ZEI Cooperation project offers seven scholarships for West African young professionals to study the "Master of European Studies - Governance and Regulation" (MES) at ZEI in Bonn in the years 2015 and 2016. Scholarships cover the tuition fee of 6.500 €.

ECREEE and UNIDO support the new Government of Guinea Bissau in reaching Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL)

Potential site for Salthino HPP (19 MW)

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved the project "Promoting Renewable Energy Investments in the Electricity Sector of Guinea Bissau". It is implemented by UNIDO in close cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Industry, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and TESE – Associação para o Desenvolvimento pela Tecnologia, Engenharia, Saúde e Educação. The project is also promoted by SIDS DOCK - The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative of the AOSIS.

Women-led energy projects in West Africa to receive financial support through the ECOWAS Women’s Business Fund

Women-led energy projects in West Africa to receive financial support through the ECOWAS Women’s Business Fund

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), with support from the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID), established the ECOWAS Women’s Business Fund to help alleviate financial barriers to the development and implementation of women-led business initiatives in the energy sector.