ECREEE board adopts work programme for greater access to energy

In order to consolidate the progress made so far driving renewable energy and energy efficiency, the board of ECREEE has adopted its 2016 work programme for greater energy access.

The work programme among others, is expected to facilitate the dream of keeping energy in the right quantity and quality in West Africa towards an integrated region which favours the development of energy conditions that the communities in the region require for economic growth.


Increased use of renewable energy and efficiency in the utilization of energy generally, continues to be at the heart of the goal of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)’ Renewable Energy plans for today and projections for the future.

This goal which is to bring about sustainable energy development in the West African region, also envisages energy access and security as ECOWAS races past the 40th anniversary milestone.  

OFID signs grant agreement to boost sustainable Energy Development in the ECOWAS region

Vienna, Austria, February 22, 2016. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has signed new public sector loan and grant agreements totaling over US$60m to help boost socio-economic development in nine partner countries. The agreements were signed by OFID Director-General Suleiman J Al-Herbish and high-ranking officials of the beneficiary countries, including HE Amara M. Konneh, Minister, Ministry of Finance and Development Planning of Liberia, HE Mubin Mirzaev, Deputy Minister of Finance of Uzbekistan and Mr.