ECREEE fifth Executive Board Meeting

Praia – The Fifth Executive Board Meeting of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) held on Friday 13th April 2012 at the ECREEE Secretariat in Praia, Cape Verde.

The meeting, amongst others, adopted the Report of the Implementation of the ECREEE 2011 Work Plan, and the ECREEE Business Plan 2011 – 2016. It also approved the evaluation of the First Call for Proposals of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility (EREF) as well asdiscussed new developments in the energy sector.

The Honourable Minister for Tourism, Energy and Industry of Cape Verde, Dr. Humberto Britto formally declared the meeting open. Other high level members of the Board in attendance included the ECOWAS Commissioner for Infrastructure and Board Chairman, Dr. Ebrima Njie; the Ambassador of Spain to Cape Verde, H.E. José Miguel Corvino; the Director of Energy & Climate Change of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Dr. Pradeep Monga; the representative of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Mr. Hannes Bauer, as well as the ECREEE Executive Director, Mr. Mahama Kappiah.