ECREEE and GGGI sign MoU on Green Growth Cooperation in West Africa

Burkina Faso, April 5th, 2019 – The ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) on April 5th, on the sidelines of SEERA 2019, to cooperate on promoting green growth in West Africa.

The ceremony was co-chaired by Dr. Bachir Ismael Ouedraogo, Minister of Energy of Burkina Faso, Dr. Mahamadou Tounkara, GGGI’s Director of Strategy, Partnerships and Communications, and Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director of ECREEE.

The purpose of this MoU was to formalize and facilitate collaboration between GGGI and ECREEE to promote projects, programs, research and other necessary joint activities in support of capacity-building and development of green economy growth solutions in West Africa, with a particular focus on the renewable energy and energy efficiency areas.

ECREEE aims to create favorable conditions, and an enabling environment for renewable energy and energy efficiency markets by supporting activities that can reduce existing barriers within the technological, financial, economic, business, legal, policy, institutional, knowledge and capacity-building framework.

GGGI is an intergovernmental organization that supports developing country governments’ transition to a model of economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. GGGI delivers programs in 27 partner countries with technical support, capacity building, policy planning & implementation, and by helping to build a pipeline of bankable green investment projects.

Observatory Country: 

Burkina Faso