Power Kick for Africa 2011- Renewable Energy and Gender

27/06/2011 - 01:00

The African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA) held its 3rd international conference in cooperation with ECREEE, on “Renewable Energy & Gender”, from the 27th of June to 1st of July 2011, at the NICON Hilton Hotel, in Abuja, Nigeria. The energy-gender nexus is considered as an important working field of ECREEE. Due to their local availability renewable energies play an important role for satisfying the household energy requirements.

The conference brought together policy makers, representatives from business and civil society, to facilitate a pan-african information exchange. The participants exchanged ideas on policies, technologies and financial mechanisms for the deployment of renewable energies in Africa, in consideration of the fact that gender is a main determinant that defines access, ways of utilization, opportunities and control over all energy resources. As renewable energy could be a tool for gender equality and women empowerment, gender perspectives are a critical component of policy making at all levels. The presentations of the conference can be downloaded below:

Vienna Energy Forum 2011

21/06/2011 - 01:00

The Vienna Energy Forum 2011 was held from the 21-23 of June 2011 at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. The forum which focused on the theme, “Energy for All – Time for Action”, facilitated an international dialogue on providing universal energy access and on the multiple co-benefits of increasing energy efficiency. Organized jointly by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs and the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Forum will be a regular event held every two years. Core themes that were addressed at the conference include:

Regional Seminar for West African Policy Makers

15/06/2011 - 01:00

ECREEE, in collaboration with the Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC) and the support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), organizes a Regional Seminar on the Integration of Renewable Energy into the Energy Systems of the ECOWAS Region, in the Canary Islands, Spain from the 15th to 17th of June 2011.

The Seminar will bring together key Decision Makers and Chief Executives of the Electricity Utilities’ of ECOWAS member states and Spanish specialized institutions on renewable energy and energy planning.

Regional Workshop on the ECOWAS Solar Energy Initiative (ESEI)

18/10/2010 - 01:00

The ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has the pleasure to you inform that the first Regional Workshop on the ECOWAS Solar Energy Initiative (ESEI)  is scheduled to take place in Dakar, Senegal, from 18 to 21 October 2010. It will seek to bring together regional and international experts to define a regional strategy for large-scale solar energy deployment across West Africa. The strategy will be executed under the guidance of ECREEE in cooperation with the ECOWAS Member States.

As an initial step an operational solar energy road map will be adopted in the workshop. The road map will take advantage of the full menu of feasible solar energy technology options. This includes centralized and decentralized systems for electricity generation, heating and cooling services. The potential of large-scale applications to meet the rapidly growing energy demand of urban areas as well as small-scale installations to support productive uses in rural and peri-urban areas will be considered. The final outcome of this roadmap is to carry out the provision of sustainable energy services through implemented solar energy programs and projects.

Energy Efficiency Workshop for West Africa

12/04/2010 - 01:00

The West African Heads of State have mandated the ECOWAS and UEMOA Commissions to elaborate a regional program on energy efficiency. Together with 2iE, ADEME, AFD and the Government of France ECREEE facilitates an initial regional workshop in Ouagadougou from 12 to 13 April 2010. The workshop has a closed format and is participated by high-level national representatives. Further information on the outcome of the meeting will be published at the website soon.

International Symposium on Renewable Energy and Economic Competitiveness

17/03/2010 - 01:00

ECREEE supported and participated in the International Symposium on Renewable Energy and Economic Competitiveness, held from 17 to 21 May 2010 in Praia/Mindelo, Cape Verde.

The Symposium was organised by the Centre of Strategic Policies, in partnership with the School of Business and Governance (ENG) at the University of Cape Verde (UNI-CV) and brought together a broad range of West African and international renewable energy experts. ECREEE staff gave several presentations.


ECREEE CTI-PFAN and Partners organized the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Investment Week

Accra, Ghana – October 8th - 10th, 2013 - The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), in collaboration with the USAID Regional Clean Energy Initiative, the Climate Technology Initiative-Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI-PFAN), the Regional Collaboration Centre of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC-RCC), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), the West African Development Bank (BOAD) and the African Biofuel and Renewable Energy Company (ABREC) organized the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Investment Week, featuring the West African Clean Energy Finance Forum and the ECOWAS Renewable Investment Forum. Over 100 participants from Africa, Asia, Europe and United States attended the event.