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A step closer to bridging electricity markets in Africa

A Strategy and Action plan for African electricity markets at the continental level are being elaborated through a joint AU-EU initiative.

First Regional Rural hydropower Civil Engineering Training implemented in West Africa

Opening of first rural HP civil engineering training at FUTA in Akure Nigeria

One of the barriers of developing micro and mini Hydropower plants, up to 500 kW, in West Africa are missing technical skills on civil engineering.

ECOWAS WORKSHOP ON SUSTAINABLE WOOD ENERGY MANAGEMENT OPENS IN COTONOU

The ECOWAS Workshop on Sustainable Wood Energy Management opened at the Palais de Congres in Cotonou, Benin, on the 9th May. The workshop is co-organized by the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP), in the context of the GBEP Activity Group “Towards sustainable modern wood energy development”.

Campanha de sensibilização da Aliança de Cocção Limpa na África Ocidental (WACCA)

A Aliança de Cocção Limpa na África Ocidental (WACCA) está a desenvolver uma campanha de Informação, Educação e Comunicação (IEC) no sentido de sentido de aumentar a sensibilização no que concerne à importância do uso eficiente e limpo das soluções de cocção para fins domésticos.

Electrification Financing Initiative of the European Union

The Electrification Financing Initiative, ElectriFI opens its doors on 15 April and interested parties can submit their project proposals through www.electrifi.org until 6 May. ElectriFI is an innovative mechanism to unlock, accelerate and leverage investments providing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.

The Launch of the Africa Biochar Partnership

The Africa Biochar Partnership (ABP) which is an open continental platform for advancing the cause of Biochar Systems in Africa was launched on March 1st, 2016 in Nairobi - Kenya at the International Workshop on Biochar Systems for Africa, organized by the “Biochar Plus” project in collaboration with “Biochar for Sustainable Soils” project.

ECOWAS Message on International Women’s Day

OUR COMMITMENT TO PROMOTE GENDER PARITY FOR ENERGY ACCESS

The energy sector contributes significantly to the key pillars of sustainable development – social, economic and environmental. And as a sector still on the way to achieving its goals, the challenges and issues faced by the sector has had negative consequences on women’s lives and livelihoods.  We do know for a fact that, at a gender-disaggregated level, the effects of the region’s energy challenges are borne more by women.

ECREEE HIGHLIGHTS CONTRIBUTIONS TO WEST AFRICA’S ENERGY FORTUNES

Group picture of participants at ECREEE 11th Board Meeting and 6th Technical Committee

Increased use of renewable energy and efficiency in the utilization of energy generally, continues to be at the heart of the goal of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)’ Renewable Energy plans for today and projections for the future.

This goal which is to bring about sustainable energy development in the West African region, also envisages energy access and security as ECOWAS races past the 40th anniversary milestone.  

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