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.


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.

Energy Experts discuss the preparatory stages of ROGEP

ECREEE - Dakar, Senegal - 14TH November 2018 - The Coordinator of the Private Sector Support Facility of ROGEP, Mr. Sire Diallo, has spoken of the importance of the project which aims to support the efforts of West Africa and Sahel countries to accelerate the deployment of standalone PV systems for households, public services and productive uses. In his presentation on the theme ‘Advancement on the preparation of ROGEP’ at the Second ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum, Mr.

ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum 2018

Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director of ECREEE

ECREEE - Dakar, Senegal – 13th November 2018 - Stakeholders in the energy sector have called for the establishment robust partnership that would spur major investments in the area of sustainable energy and energy access.  This was disclosed at the start of the 2nd edition of the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF) held in Dakar, Senegal from the 13th - 15th November 2018 on the theme ‘Achieving Sustainable Energy Targets in the ECOWAS Region’.

3rd Call of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility is now opened

ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) launches 3rd EREF Call for proposals. The call is opened and the deadline for submission has been extended until 11 January 2019. However, pre-registrations will only be accepted until 20 December 2018.

ECOWAS Convenes West Africa’s Top Energy Innovators, Thought Leaders and Other Notables For Annual ‘Sustainable Energy Forum’ in Dakar

The economic union’s Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency commemorates its tenth year with region’s leading energy forum

DAKAR—The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)’s Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has announced today that it will be hosting its second annual Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF), taking place from 13-15 November at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dakar, Senegal.


The impacts of climate change are becoming ever more significant to address as developing countries struggle to balance economic and environmental pressures. They must not only tackle this predicament but also seize the opportunity to enhance sustainable economic development.

West African countries are among the majority that face even more complex decisions as their agricultural productivity, food and water security, as well as energy development is heavily dependent on existing natural systems in the face of a changing climate.