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Steering Committee meeting of the African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA)

From 8 to 9 April 2011, the Steering Committee meeting of the AREA will be held at the ECREEE Secretariat in Praia, Cape Verde. The members will agree on joint activities to be implemented in the forthcoming months.

ECREEE and the ITC signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Canarias 28th March, 2011, the Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC), represented by the Chief Executive Officer, Juan Ruiz Azola and the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency ECREEE, represented by the Executive Director Mr. Mahama Kappiah, signed a Memorandum of Understanding by which they formalize aseries of joint actions between the two institutions in the field of renewable energy and water technologies.

ECREEE and ARE signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Brussels, March 2011- a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was  signed between Mr. Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and Mr. Simon Rolland, Secretary General of the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE). The cooperation aims to boost the rural energy profile of both organisations and will contribute to ECOWAS’  policy objective of at least 20% of new investments in electricity generation in rural and peri-urban areas should originate from renewable sources.

Courses on Renewable Energy

2012 Short Courses and Workshops on Renewable Energy

The The Energy Center, KNUST, in Kumasi Ghana, in partnership with ECREEE, the World Bank, the international Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering 2ie and EDULINK, is organising some short courses and workshops for 2012. Participants within and outside the ECOWAS region are eligible to apply. 

Please download the brochure below for further information.

UNIDO-ECREEE GEF Project in Cape Verde

Based on the policy objectives of the Cape Verdean Government, UNIDO, ECREEE and the Ministry of Energy in Cape Verde are developing a    project to be co-funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF).
It aims at the promotion of viable, market based small to medium-scale renewable energy systems in the country.

Second Executive Board Meeting and the First Technical Committee Meeting of ECREEE

ECREEE is holding its 1st Technical Committee Meeting and 2nd Executive Board Meeting from 27th to 28th January 2011 respectively, in Praia, Cape Verde. The Executive Board will review and approve the progress report on the 2010 work plan implementation and the 2011 work plan as well as the annual indicative budget.

Projects awarded with ACP-EU Energy Facility grant

In cooperation with other partners ECREEE proposed several project proposals to the second call of the EU-ACP Energy Facility. Two projects were recommended for co-funding by the Evaluation Committee of the Facility. The project “Supporting Energy Efficiency for Access in West Africa (SEEA-WA)” will co-fund parts of the regional energy efficiency program of ECREEE.

Bonn Symposium 2010

Bonn symposium 2010 “New Energy Sources - New conflicts?”, focusing on Rules and Strategies for a Global Access to Renewable Energies, is organized by the Development and Peace Foundation (SEF) in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) and supported by Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschalnd and Deutsche Welle, Bonn.

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