New Studies Released on Lighting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a set of three studies on efficient lighting, with a special emphasis in the ECOWAS region. These studies are in line with the vision of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), which is to ensure the access to energy, with a focus on the use of renewable sources.

Light and Livelihood: A Bright Outlook for Employment in the Transition from Fuel-Based Lighting to Electrical Alternatives

The Government of Cabo Verde reinforces its commitment with ECREEE

From L - R: H.E. Joao Monteiro – ECOWAS Commissioner for Human Resources, H.E. Bangoura Morlaye – ECOWAS Commissioner for Energy and Mines, H.E. Leonesa Fortes – Minister of Tourism, Investment and Entrepreneurship Development and Mrs. Maria Miranda - Deputy Minister, Foreign Affairs

On January 8, 2015 the government of Cabo Verde re-affirmed its commitment to the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), by hosting a handover ceremony of land earmarked for the construction of ECREEE’s headquarters.

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 €.