Marcel Alain De Souza, Former President of The ECOWAS Commission Passes Away

Marcel Alain De Souza

Abuja, 17 July 2019

It is with deep regret that the President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency Jean Claude Kassi Brou, announces the sudden passing of His Excellency Marcel Alain De Souza, former President of the ECOWAS Commission. The sad event occurred in Paris, France on 17 July 2019.

Climate Services for the Energy Sector - Towards Sustainable Energy Planning in the ECOWAS region

From the 9th to the 11th of July 2019, the ECREEE secretariat in Praia Cabo Verde hosted a consortium of climate researchers alongside stakeholders from the water and energy sector from the ECOWAS region to discuss and deliberate on the issues and challenges to enhancing climate services for improving the planning and efficient use of water and energy resources in the West African region.

Heads of ECOWAS institutions and agencies calls for a comprehensive job assessment exercise on the Staff Regulation Framework

ACCRA, GHANA – 10th July 2019 – Heads of ECOWAS institutions and agencies have called for a comprehensive survey of what they called ‘a job assessment exercise’ in a bid to evaluate its functions and effectiveness vis-à-vis other functions of ECOWAS.

This was outlined in the recommendations at the end of a two-day meeting held in Accra, Ghana on the validation of the new ECOWAS Staff Regulations Framework.


On the 2nd and 3rd of July 2019, and with the support of the Spanish Cooperation AECID, ENERGIA, and the legal firm Sullivan & Cromwell, ECREEE held the inception workshop for a new project to support ECOWAS Member States in the preparation of the National Action Plans to comply with the ECOWAS Policy on Gender Mainstreaming for Energy Access.

ECOWAS institutions and agencies poised to discuss the draft Staff Regulation Framework

ABUJA, Nigeria – 20th June 2019 – Preparations are underway for a two-day meeting for heads of ECOWAS institutions and agencies on the validation of the new ECOWAS Staff Regulations Framework. The meeting is scheduled to take place in Accra, Ghana from 8Th to 09Th July 2019.

ECOWAS Commissioner for Human Resources calls for a complete overhaul of Africa’s Economic Model

Praia, Cabo Verde - 30th May 2019 –   The Commissioner for Human Resources at the ECOWAS Commission, Professor Jeremias Dias Furtado has said that Africa needs strong leaders who should be determined to re-model the economic predicament being experienced in the continent.   Cape Verdean ECOWAS Commissioner for Human Resources, argued that the economic model imposed in Africa does not allow the desired development of the continent, suggesting a complete overhaul to reverse the situation.

ECREEE attends Africa Energy Forum 2019 in Lisbon

Praia, - 18th June 2019 - Energy Experts have concluded that indecisiveness of policymakers and failure to streamline projects as well as collaboration with international institutions hinders the development of solar projects in Africa. This was echoed at the Africa Energy Forum 2019 (AEF) held in Lisbon, Portugal from 11 – 14 June 2019. The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is a global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors.

Training Workshop on the ECOWAS Integrated Biogas System Officially Opens

ECREEE – Praia Cape Verde, 17th June 2019 - The Regional Training workshop on the ECOWAS Integrated Biogas System officially opened today at Songhai Regional Centre, Porto Novo, Benin. The event is a two-week training event for 18 entrepreneurs from the ECOWAS Region to enhance their skills and capacities in building biogas systems that integrates aspects related to energy, health, social, agriculture and the environment.