Renewable Energy a Game Changer for Socio-economic Development in the ECOWAS region

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is key to human survival and economic development in developing countries.  With high cost of fuel prizes which impact on the economies of developing countries as well as the rampant distruction of the forest cover in search for fuel wood, and the impact of climate change, ECOWAS member countries have no other choice but to fully take on board alternatives sources of energy – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.   Experts at a two-day media workshop have underscored the urgent need for ECOWAS member countries to embrace Renewable


ECOWAS is set to develop a mechanism to ensure that member states implement Renewable Energy policies, projects and plans to meet the global target for sustainable energy for all by 2030.

In this regard, THE ECOWAS Centre For Renewable Energy And Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is developing an investment prospectus that would enable the body jointly mobilise resources with member countries  to implement key renewable energy projects that would lead to the attainment of that set goal.

Energies renouvelables Défis pour le développement de l’Afrique

La Commission de la CEDEAO, en collaboration avec son Centre pour les Énergies Renouvelables et l’Efficacité Énergétique (ECREEE) et l’Union européenne (UE) a ouvert hier, à Dakar, un atelier de renforcement des capacités à l’intention des journalistes provenant de huit des quinze pays membres. La rencontre vise à promouvoir un système de communication unique entièrement intégré pour l’ensemble des programmes d´ECREEE.

Stakeholder meets in Johannesburg to discuss Policies and Regulations for Inclusive Infrastructure

From 9 – 10 June 2016, infrastructure professionals from Africa and rest of the world met in Johannesburg, South Africa, to deliberate on, and proffer solutions to, Africa’s infrastructure deficit. Hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the Forum featured 2 plenary panels, 16 concurrent panels, over 90 speakers, and brought together over 600 delegates, including African Infrastructure Ministers.


The Energy Commission is organizing the 2nd Ghana Renewable Energy Fair (Conference and Exhibition) from 9th – 11th August, 2016 at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC) under the theme “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE&EE): Accelerating Energy Access and Security”. The conference will run concurrently with the exhibition over the 3 days.


May 25th – 2016 – Building capacities is a very important pillar in the foundations of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and such activities are always important to disseminate information and raise awareness. In view of this, ECREEE in collaboration with the Government of Cabo Verde, celebrated the World International Energy Day, the ECOWAS Day and the Africa Day with sensitization activities, raising the flag of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Capacity Building Workshop in Production and Distribution of Improved Stoves and Cooking Fuel

BAMAKO, 30-MAY-2016- The capacity building workshop in production and distribution of improved stoves and cooking fuel opened today in Bamako, Mali with an inaugural session chaired by the top Adviser to the Minister of Energy and Water of Mali, M. Tezana Coulibaly. The Coordinator of the West African Alliance for Clean Cooking (WACCA) and representative for the occasion of the ECOWAS Centre of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) Executive Director, Mr. Siré. A. Diallo, the Director of Energy of Mali, Mr.