ECOWAS agrees on renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and targets

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) works towards a voluntary commitment to the Sustainable Energy For All Initiative. In a regional workshop, held from 25 to 27 June 2012 in Dakar, Senegal, the Directors of the ECOWAS Ministries of Energy agreed on the main targets and pillars of a regional renewable energy and energy efficiency policy of ECOWAS.

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Recruitment of Senior Project Manager

Deadline for applications: 18 June 2012

UNIDO/ECREEE are recruiting a senior project manager for the "Market Based Development of Small to Medium Scale Renewable Energy Systems in Cape Verde" Project. The expert will be based at the ECREEE Secretariat. Interested and qualified applicants are asked to submit their applications at latest by 18 June 2012.

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RETScreen Training in Mali and Cote d Ivoire

The next RETScreen workshops will take place from 28 to 31 May 2012 in Mali, Bamako and from 5 to 7 June 2012 in Cote d Ivoire.

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Access to Sustainable Renewable Energy in Africa as Prerequisite for the MDG’s

The African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA) is organizing a conference on “Access to Sustainable Renewable Energy in Africa as Prerequisite for the MDGs”, at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Centre, Italy, from 22nd-26th May, 2012.

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Official Launching of the African Union Commission Research Grant Project

In the framework of the African Union Commission Research Grants Open Call for Proposals - 2011, the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in collaboration with l’Institut International d’Ingénierie de l’Eau et l’Environnement (2iE) from Burkina Faso, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) from Ghana and SIREA-ENERGIE (SIREA) from France, have been awarded a grant for a research project entitled: Development of a Cost-effective, modular and Dry Concentrating Solar Power for Africa: Design and Test of Comp

UNIDO Director-General Receive Global Leadership Award

On the 3rd of May 2012, Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) was presented with the Global Leadership Award for his work addressing various global issues, including sustainable energy, poverty reduction, climate change and the advancement of the Millennium Development Goals.

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ECOWAS Workshop validated 5 million Euro Program on Small Scale Hydro Power

Monrovia, 20 April 2012 -The ECOWAS regional workshop on small scale hydro power ended on 20th April 2012 in Monrovia, Liberia. The five day workshop was organized by the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) of the World Bank, as well as the Government of Liberia.

ECREEE Side Event at the Africa Carbon Forum

ECREEE in collaboration with Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC), the Belgian Federal JI/CDM Programme and the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO), will jointly be hosting a side event, titled “Harnessing Carbon Market Opportunities in Africa", at the African Carbon Forum, scheduled for the 19th of April, 2012.

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