African Women's Day: A Message from the Executive Director of ECREEE

Today we celebrate women, our African Women,

Our mothers,

Sisters,

Daughters,

Today we celebrate them for the struggles they have overcome to being recognized as:

Leaders,

Builders,

Visionaries,

And peacemakers in Africa.

Echoing the African Union’s declaration that Women’s Empowerment and Development must be at the center of Africa’s Agenda, today we celebrate the African Women’s Day.

Head of States confirm Barbados as the host country of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE)

The Thirty-Sixth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), held at Bridgetown, Barbados, 2-4 July 2015, endorsed the establishment of the "Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE)" as the implementation hub for sustainable energy activities and projects within the region.

The SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) to be hosted by Namibia

The Energy Ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) approved the establishment of the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE). Namibia was confirmed as the host country of the Secreariat of the Centre. The decision was taken during the 34th meeting of SADC Energy Ministers, held in July in Johannesburg.

The Ministers commended the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and Austrian Development Agency (ADA) for their contributions during the preparatory process of the centre.

Capacity building on construction of improved stoves - WACCA Camps 2015

From July 20 to 24, fifteen stove producers from the 5 Anglophone countries in ECOWAS will convene in Accra, the capital of Ghana to participate in the capacity building on improved cookstoves (ICS) construction.

THE PRESIDENT OF CABO VERDE RECEIVES UN-ECREEE DELEGATION

From L - R: H.E. Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for West Africa, H.E. Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for SE4ALL, Mr. Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director of ECREEE and Mr. Remi Nono Womdim FAO Representative in Cabo Verde

June 26, 2015 - As part of the official mission to Cabo Verde, the President of Republic H.E. Dr. Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, welcome to his official residence in Praia, the two Special Representatives of the Secretary General of the United Nations for SE4ALL and for West Africa, Dr. Kandeh Yumkella and Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas respectively.