ECREEE’s Technical Assistance was requested for the Elaboration of an Action Plan Framework on the Biochar System for the Biochar Plus Project

At the annual meeting of the Biochar Plus Project, held in Kumasi, Ghana from March 2 to 5, 2015, ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient (ECREEE) was requested to lead the elaboration of an action plan framework for the promotion of biochar system in four African countries, namely Togo, Ghana, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.

#Standtall:ECREEE launches campaign to encourage young women to pursue careers in the energy sector

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is launching a global campaign, dubbed “#Standtall” to raise awareness of the under-utilized potential of women in the energy sector.


From L - R: H.E. Ms. Francine Closener - State Secretary for Economic Affrairs of Luxembourg; His Royal Highness Mr. Henri Albert G.E.M. Guillaume - The Grand Duke of Luxembourg; H.E. Mr. Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, President of Cabo Verde;  H.E. Mrs. Leonesa Fortes - Minister for Tourism, Entrepreneurial Development and Energy of Cabo Verde

March 10, 2015 – A huge step has been taken by the Government of Cabo Verde in order to build capacities on renewable energy and energy efficiency. The Centre of Renewable Energy and Industrial Maintenance (CERMI) of Cabo Verde has been officially inaugurated, by H.E. Mr. Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, President of Cabo Verde and His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Mr. Henri Albert G.E.M. Guillaume. The Construction of the training centre is framed on the long-lasting history of collaboration and cooperation between the two States.


March 10, 2015 – The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) participated in a Business Forum held in Praia, organized by the Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Services of Cabo Verde on renewable energy and maritime economy. The forum also aggregated the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg, business and project promoters.

ECREEE kicks-off project on developing the pioneering Gender and Energy Policy

In partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United States-based National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), organized an inception workshop to launch the project on developing the ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access.