First Regional Rural hydropower Civil Engineering Training implemented in West Africa

Opening of first rural HP civil engineering training at FUTA in Akure Nigeria

One of the barriers of developing micro and mini Hydropower plants, up to 500 kW, in West Africa are missing technical skills on civil engineering.


The ECOWAS Workshop on Sustainable Wood Energy Management opened at the Palais de Congres in Cotonou, Benin, on the 9th May. The workshop is co-organized by the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP), in the context of the GBEP Activity Group “Towards sustainable modern wood energy development”.

West Africa Clean Cooking Alliance (WACCA) Awareness Raising Campaign

The West Africa Clean Cooking Alliance (WACCA) is developing an Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign to raise awareness on the importance of using efficient and clean cooking solutions for domestic purposes.

Electrification Financing Initiative of the European Union

The Electrification Financing Initiative, ElectriFI opens its doors on 15 April and interested parties can submit their project proposals through until 6 May. ElectriFI is an innovative mechanism to unlock, accelerate and leverage investments providing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.

The Launch of the Africa Biochar Partnership

The Africa Biochar Partnership (ABP) which is an open continental platform for advancing the cause of Biochar Systems in Africa was launched on March 1st, 2016 in Nairobi - Kenya at the International Workshop on Biochar Systems for Africa, organized by the “Biochar Plus” project in collaboration with “Biochar for Sustainable Soils” project.