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Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report (2020)

To meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030, countries must safeguard the gains already attained and accelerate efforts to achieve affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

MESSAGE OF H.E. JEAN-CLAUDE KASSI BROU, PRESIDENT OF ECOWAS COMMISSION, TO STAFF OF ECOWAS INSTITUTIONS ON THE OCCASION OF THE COMMEMORATION OF THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF ECOWAS

H.E. Jean Claude Kassi Brou - President ECOWAS Commission

DEAR STAFF MEMBERS,

On the auspicious occasion of the 45th anniversary of the founding of ECOWAS, which falls today 28th May, 2020, I am pleased to extend my sincere salutations to the builders of our Community. Thanks to their vision and dedicated efforts, our region can today pride itself on having achieved a free movement space spanning over 15 countries, an integrated economic market, and harmonized policies formulation mechanisms in all spheres.

Nigeria kicks off tender for 10 MW solar park

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The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) is seeking proposals for a 10 MW grid-connected solar plant in Kumbotso, Nigeria.

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), an entity that manages the country’s sovereign wealth fund, has issued an expression of interest (EOI) to pre-qualify developers interested in building a 10 MW solar plant in the Kumbotso Local Government Area, Kano State, in northern Nigeria.

How clean energy can power a COVID-19 recovery

As the coronavirus COVID-19 gains ground in the world’s poorest regions, it will hit the most vulnerable the hardest by adding an unprecedented health and economic crisis to existing poverty and climate crises. This multifaceted crisis will keep adding pressure to fragile communities. It calls for a comprehensive and collaborative response. And at the root of it is clean energy; essential to help countries prepare, respond, and recover from COVID-19 crisis.  
 

International players mobilize to support the African solar industry through challenging times

While many countries around the globe are making their first steps into deconfinement, many specialists are already warning about the financial aftermath of the pandemic and the potential economic tsunami on the global economy.

In an effort to proactively support the nascent African solar industry, several organizations have been working on dedicated mechanisms to bring entrepreneurs and SMEs the necessary funds and support to pass through this difficult period. Below is a list of some initiatives currently available:

GAMBIA: IRENA encourages renewable energy take-up

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) praises the Gambian government's efforts to promote renewable energy production while encouraging the country to further adopt clean energy in its electrification projects.

Bah F M Saho assumes the role as Acting Executive Director of ECREEE

Bah F M Saho, Acting Executive Director of ECREEE

Until his appointment with ECREEE in 2010, Mr. Saho served as the Director of Energy in the Gambia from December 2000. In the Gambia, he was responsible for the overall national energy policy planning, formulation and implementation of programmes and projects, including renewable energy and energy efficiency. Some of Mr.

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