Past Events

ECOWAS Regional Workshop on Renewable Energy Policies, Incentive Schemes and Planning tools


The ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in collaboration with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Spanish Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) jointly organized a four-day training workshop on Renewable Energy (RE) Policies, Incentive Schemes and Planning Tools from  the 9th to 12th of A


ECREEE in cooperation with its partners  from the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) including Brazil, Ghana, the Netherlands, Sweden, USA, UNDP, UNEP, UN FAO, and the UN Foundation, organized a regional bioenergy forum from the 19th – 22rd March 2012 in Bamako, Mali. The forum initiated an international dialogue and peer-to-peer learning to support the ECOWAS Member States in developing their bioenergy strategies, which will help meet their energy needs and create a vibrant and sustainable

RETScreen Training


RETScreen trainings in fifteen ECOWAS Countries

ECREEE COP-17 Side Event

Promoting Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Investments in West Africa


2011 West Africa Club Forum

West Africa and Brazil: Addressing Renewable Energy Challenges


BIOMASS WEST & CENTRAL AFRICA CONGRESS 2011 will unravel the complex and rapidly shifting factors that impact wood biomass pricing and trade, and how regional and local opportunities await those with the medium and long term objectives to succeed in the vast new playing field. Some of the key highlights of the program are as follows:

ECREEE Regional Workshop on Renewable Energy and Energy Access


ECREEE with the support of UNDP Regional Programme for Poverty Reduction (UNDP PREP) organised a Regional Workshop on the theme "Accelerating Universal Energy Access Through The Use of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency"  from the 24th – 26th of  October 2011 in Accra, Ghana. 

The objectives of workshop are as follows:

ECREEE Regional Workshop on GIS Energy Planning and RETScreen Training

The regional training workshop on GIS Energy Access Planning and RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis will take place from 22 to 26 August 2011 in Kumasi, Ghana.

Power Kick for Africa 2011- Renewable Energy and Gender

The African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA) held its 3rd international conference in cooperation with ECREEE, on “Renewable Energy & Gender”, from the 27th of June to 1st of July 2011, at the NICON Hilton Hotel, in Abuja, Nigeria. The energy-gender nexus is considered as an important working field of ECREEE. Due to their local availability renewable energies play an important role for satisfying the household energy requirements.

Vienna Energy Forum 2011

The Vienna Energy Forum 2011 was held from the 21-23 of June 2011 at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. The forum which focused on the theme, “Energy for All – Time for Action”, facilitated an international dialogue on providing universal energy access and on the multiple co-benefits of increasing energy efficiency.