Praia, June 6, 2024 – The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is participating in the 5th International Fair of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (FIEREE) from June 6 – 8, 2024, at the premises of the International Fair of Commerce (FIC) in Praia. With an exhibition stand dedicated to raising awareness about the Centre´s initiatives, ECREEE aims to highlight its commitment to sustainable energy solutions.

At the opening ceremony, Cabo Verde’s Minister of Energy, Engº Alexandre Monteiro, emphasized the country’s dedication to energy transition as a top priority. Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr. Olavo Correia, underscored the importance of such initiatives in showcasing ongoing efforts and future possibilities to accelerate energy access, with the ambitious goal of achieving 100% energy access by 2026.

ECREEE’s Executive Director, Mr. Francis Sempore, presented the organization’s regional projects to ministers and high-level participants, with a particular focus on Cabo Verde. The 3-day fair features a thematic Forum on Energy Transition, along with matchmaking and side-events aimed at fostering collaboration and innovation in the energy sector.