Press Releases

President Akufo-Addo Elected Chair of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government

Abuja
09/09/2020

President Nana Akufo-Addo of the Republic of Ghana has been elected by the 57th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as the new Chairman of the Authority.

President Akufo-Addo takes over from President Mahamadou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger, who steered the activity of the Authority for a year. 

ECOWAS Commission and WAHO Refute Alleged Endorsement of CVO Medication

05/07/2020
Bobo-Dioulasso, 06 May 2020 – Our attention has been drawn to a story making the headlines that claims ECOWAS has ordered a package of Covid Organics (CVO) medicine from a third country.
 
We wish to dissociate ECOWAS and its health Institution, West Africa Health Organization (WAHO), from this claim and to inform the general public that we have not ordered the said CVO medication.
 

ECOWAS Leaders hold Extraordinary Summit Virtually to Combat COVID-19 in the Region

04/22/2020

The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government will be holding an Extraordinary Session through videoconference tomorrow April 23, 2020, scheduled to Start at 10:00am Universal Time.

The Heads of State will be discussing the Situation and Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in the ECOWAS Region. Preceding this Extraordinary Summit, the Ministers in Charge of Finance and the Governors of Central Banks from the Region held a virtual Extraordinary Session on April 21, 2020 on the COVID-19 situation.

VISIT OF THE MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TO THE PROJECT ON the PRODUCTION OF BIOCHAR FROM COCOA WASTE IN THE AFFERY SUB-REGION OF CÔTE D’IVOIRE

Affery, Côte d’Ivoire
09/13/2019

The Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development of Côte d’Ivoire, Professor Joseph SEKA launched a vast field visit program on the achievements of his Ministry to various development projects. This tour began on Friday, September 13, 2019, with the region of the Mé under REDD + activities (Reduction of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases Due to Deforestation and Degradation and Forest Degradation).

Agenda, Additional Speakers Announced for ECOWAS 2019 Sustainable Energy Summit in Accra

10/07/2019

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) will be hosting its third annual ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF) on 22-24 October in Accra, Ghana. This year’s venue will be the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City.

West African Power and Energy Cooperation Conference 2019 (WAPECC19)

Praia, Cabo Verde
05/21/2019

We are honored to announce our collaboration for the organisation of the West African Power and Energy Cooperation Conference 2019 (WAPECC19) taking place from 11 to 13 of September at the King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar-Senegal.

ECREEE HOLDS CAPACITY BUILDING ON CLEAN COOKSTOVES DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION IN CABO VERDE

Praia, Cabo Verde
10/25/2017

With the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BLMFUW), ECREEE solicited the technical expertise of the Universite Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar- Centre d´Estudes et de Recherche sur les Energies Renouvalables (CERER) to undertake hands-on training for local cookstove artisans in Island of Santiago, Cabo Verde. This workshop is one of the 2017 WACCA activities planned for specified countries in the ECOWAS region to undertake capacity building activities on design and construction of modern and efficient cookstoves.

ECOWAS-GBEP 5th Bioenergy Week opens in Accra, Ghana

Accra, Ghana
06/22/2017

With the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BLMFUW), ECREEE collaborated with the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) and hosted the 5th GBEP Bioenergy Week in the ECOWAS region in Accra, Ghana (5th ECOWAS/GBEP Bioenergy Week). The event opened on the 22 June 2017 at the Fiesta Royale Hotel with high participation.

ECREEE signs important MoU with R20

Vienna, Austria
06/20/2017

Following the Austrian World Summit, ECREEE signed a high-level partnership with R20, in order to better carry out the value chain of identification, development and financing of sub-national green infrastructure projects. After the signing, these partners were received by the R20 Founding Chair, Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who personally thanked them for their contribution to furthering the mission.

 

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