Supporting the development of hydropower plant in Guinea-Bissau

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) today approved a grant worth approximately USD 1 million to support the development of a hydropower plant with an estimated capacity of 20 MW at Salthino in Guinea-Bissau. SEFA is a multi-donor facility funded by the governments of Denmark, the United Kingdom and the United States, and hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Call for Proposals for Gender-responsive Clean Energy Investments in the ECOWAS Region- Applications Open on 12 October 2015

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and its partners are teaming together to establish a small grant facility to provide technical and financial support to upscale the deployment of projects that simultaneously promote gender equality and improve energy access in the region.


The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is launching a Research Grant Program and is inviting research teams to submit proposals for policy research in any of the energy fields (e.g. energy technologies, energy finance, energy economics, energy policy, energy and the environment/climate change, energy and development, energy law etc.) Teams will receive a grant amount of not more than €1500 to contribute to the formulation of evidence-based energy policies or strategies in the region.

1st German Energy Business Mission with the topic “Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies for the Development Cape Verde”

1ª Missão Empresarial Alemã com o tema “Eficiência Energética e Energias Renováveis para o desenvolvimento em Cabo Verde”

The German-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lisbon is organising, in close cooperation with the Directorate General for Energy of Cape Verde (DGE) and with the support of Cape Verde Investments (CI), the Chambers of Commerce and Industry Sotavento and Barlavento, the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the German consultant RENAC (Renewables Academy), the 1st Business Mission for German companies in Cape Verde. This initiative will take place between the 12th and 16th of October 2015 and is coordinated with the activities of the 1st Cape Verde International Fair for Renewable Energies.