Roundtable for Parliamentary Action Meeting for Renewable Energy

The United Nations Development Programme and the Climate Parliament, with the generous support of the European Commission held a meeting in Dakar, Senegal on 1 and 2 June 2016 within the scope of their programme for Parliamentary Action for Renewable Energy (PARE). The meeting brought together MPs of the climate parliament of three West African priority countries that are Benin, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal, as well as may national and regional and international stakeholders involved in the promotion and development of the renewable energy sector in the region.

ECREEE Participates in the AFRICA Carbon forum

From the 28th to 30th of June 2016, Kigali, Rwanda was host to the 8th edition of the Africa Carbon Forum. The theme of this year’s forum was Promoting Cooperative Climate Action in Africa. The forum was held at the Kigali conference and exhibition village and comes exactly 6 months after the adoption of the universal climate change agreement at COP21 in Paris in December 2015.

Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres

UNIDO coordinates the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres in cooperation with various regional economic communities and organizations such as the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).

ECOWAS, EU partner to train Journalists on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

The ECOWAS Commission in collaboration with the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the European Union (EU) is organizing a 2-day capacity building workshop for journalists from eight West African countries, including Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Benin, Gambia, Mali and Burkina Faso, on issues relating to renewable energy and energy efficiency in Dakar, Senegal from 22nd – 23rd June, 2016.

Stakeholder meets in Johannesburg to discuss Policies and Regulations for Inclusive Infrastructure

From 9 – 10 June 2016, infrastructure professionals from Africa and rest of the world met in Johannesburg, South Africa, to deliberate on, and proffer solutions to, Africa’s infrastructure deficit. Hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the Forum featured 2 plenary panels, 16 concurrent panels, over 90 speakers, and brought together over 600 delegates, including African Infrastructure Ministers.