ECOWAS Training announcement: incorporating gender-sensitivity in energy practices

CTCN/ECOWAS are dedicated to mainstream gender in the development of a climate-resilient energy system in West-Africa. In this context, Partners for Innovation and MDF will be providing trainings to government and non-government organisations active in the West-African energy domain. These trainings will take place in mid-february.


The ECOWAS center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has launched a brand new publication: ECOWAS NDC Spotlight “Towards the implementation of sustainable energy goals. Launched at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Twenty Third Conference of Parties “UNFCCC COP23”on the 9th of November 2017 during the joint ECOWAS UEMOA, CILSSS and IFDD side event themed: Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions in countries: Progress, challenges and perspectives.

8th meeting of the Committee for Standard Harmonization of ECOWAS (TMC)

ECOWAS BAMAKO, MALI – 14th OCTOBER 2017 - The chair of the Technical Management Committee for Standard Harmonization of ECOWAS (TMC), has stressed the importance of standards and their harmonization to protect people and the environment. Dr. Justin Kickaff was speaking at the 8th meeting of the TMC held in Bamako, Mali from 9th to 14th October 2017. The forum brought together officials from the standards control bodies in ECOWAS member countries designed to enhance quality production in the region.

Outcomes of the Dakar Sustainable Energy Forum

Energy experts concludes three-day sustainable energy forum with high expectations for greater progress in the development, investment, and harnessing of renewable energy potentials of the ECOWAS region.


Côte d'Ivoire – Abidjan 24th October 2017 – The Executive Director of ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency ECREEE, Mr. Mahama Kappiah has spoken of the importance of the Rural Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) to the socio-economic development of the ECOWAS region. The ECREEE boss was speaking at a workshop held in Abidjan on Tuesday 24TH October 2017 dubbed “Market-based solutions for electricity access: Off-grid Government-Industry Dialogue Day”.


Cabo Verde, October 16 – 20 - With the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BLMFUW), ECREEE solicited the technical expertise of the Universite Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar- Centre d´Estudes et de Recherche sur les Energies Renouvalables (CERER) to undertake hands-on training for local cookstove artisans in Island of Santiago, Cabo Verde.

Energy experts discuss Road Map for the implementation of the Solar Corridor in West Africa

Dakar, Senegal 13th October 2017 - The Executive Director of ECREEE, Mr. Mahama Kappiah has spoken of the importance of enhancing international cooperation on clean energy and promoting sustainable development in emerging markets.  This he said is not only an option, but a must, if we are to transform the region’s abundant renewable energy resources and chart an energy future anchored on clean and low carbon energy technologies to achieve universal energy access and sustained economic growth and social advancement. 

ECOWAS launches the preparation of the regional off-grid electrification project (ROGEP)

Dakar, Senegal 12th October 2017 - The preparation of the regional off-grid electrification project (ROGEP) was launched in Dakar on the second day of the ECOWAS sustainable energy forum.  It is one of ECOWAS Community Development Projects designed to facilitate investments in a bid to increase access to sustainable electricity services in the ECOWAS region.  This according to experts will cater for households, productive uses as well as social services, such as public health and educational facilities.