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AN HISTORIC STEP TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE

From L - R: Mahama Kappiah Executive Director of ECREEE and H.E. Ulisses Correia e Silva, Prime Minister of Cabo Verde. Inauguration of Electric Vehicle

Praia - February 8th, 2019 – The Prime-Minister of the Republic of Cabo Verde, the Executive Director of ECREEE and the Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Luxembourg, inaugurate the debut of the first seven vehicles 100% electric in Cabo Verde. This was the beginning of a process, which according to the Government of Cabo Verde, will culminate in the next decades by achieving the goal of phasing out the use of fossil-fuel based vehicles.

ECREEE inaugurates mini-grid project in Cabo Verde

Santo Antão – 17/January/2019 – The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), inaugurated a solar PV mini-grid in Planalto Norte with the capacity of 45 kWp, budgeted in the amount of 300 thousand USD to benefit 50 families in the region.

West African Power and Energy Cooperation Conference

ECREEE, the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and GIZ, the German Development Agency are pleased to be partners to WAPECC 2019, which is aiming to find the key strategies to unlock investment in the Power sector in the Ecowas region and boost socio-economic development.

Guinea Bissau sustainable energy investment plan calls for 700 million USD by 2030

The Government of Guinea Bissau, in partnership with UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), ECREEE (ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency) and ALER (Lusophone Association of Renewable Energies), supported by the GEF (Global Environment Facility), organized the Guinea Bissau Sustainable Energy International Conference in Bissau, Guinea Bissau, on December 6th and 7th. This event welcomed around 150 participants from Guinean public institutions, private sector, financiers, NGOs and academic institutions.

ECREEE forms a strategic partnership to move forward the Sustainable Energy Agenda

Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director of ECREEE, Hyacinth Elayo, Energy Policy Analyst, Cédric Miroux Associate CEO of SolarWind, Richard Anselme, General Manager of SolarWind

Praia, December 8th, 2018 - The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), once more has demonstrated its strong commitment to promote sustainable energy in the ECOWAS region by establishing a strategic partnership with the SolarWind.

ECREEE signs MoU with International Solar Alliance

From L - R: Rajeev Gyani, Assistant Director of ISA; Alexandre Monteiro, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Energy of Cabo Verde; Mahama Kappiah Executive Director of ECREEE

Praia, 22 November 2018 – The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), has signed an essential Memorandum of Understanding with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to develop sustainable energy development in the ECOWAS region.

ECOWAS PRESIDENT PAYS FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT TO CABO VERDE

Praia, Cabo Verde, November 4th 2018 - The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Jean – Claude Brou payed his first official visit to Cabo Verde as the Head of the ECOWAS Commission. The president concluded his three-day visit and also took advantage to meet with the Executive Director of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Mahama Kappiah.

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