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Support to the ECOWAS Center For Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)

2009 - ongoing

Implementing agencies

African partners
Government, Other public body, Private sector, Civil society

Names of African partners involved
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS);

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs

Geographical scope

Countries where active

Renewables, Electricity, Heating and Cooling, Energy Efficiency, Cooking Energy

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Grid connected generation, Mini-grids, Stand-alone off-grid

Type of intervention
High-level initiative (upstream), Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Dialogue and networking, Information and analysis, Policy support / institution building, Project preparation / implementation, Skill development / training

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing

Main objectives
ECREEE's overall objective is to contribute to the sustainable economic, social and environmental development of West Africa by improving access to modern, reliable and affordable energy services, energy security and reduction of energy related externalities (GHG, local pollution). The specific objective of ECREEE is to create favorable framework conditions for regional RE&EE markets by supporting activities directed to mitigate existing technology, financial, economic, business, legal, policy, institutional, knowledge and capacity related barriers.

Main activities
Under its Business Plan 2011-2016, activities in five interrelated result areas were implemented: 1) An effective regional RE&EE promotion agency is created and financial sustainability ensured 2) Tailored policy, legal and regulatory frameworks are created and implemented 3) Capacities in the region are strengthened and applied 4) Strengthen knowledge management, awareness raising, networks and advocacy 5) Business and investment promotion in West Africa



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