ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum 2019 Held

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) have ended it third annual ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF), at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, Ghana.

ESEF is in collaboration with its co-organizers Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and GET.invest, ECREEE through the event brings together leaders in the West African region committed to move forward the region’s sustainable energy goals.

Geared toward facilitating business deals and promoting investment in the area, ESEF2019 aims to impact sustainable change and empower sustainable energy stakeholders to move toward a viable regional energy market.

Ministers, directors and high-level delegates of energy and utilities from the 15 ECOWAS member states participated in the discussions, in addition to key partners such as USAID, World Bank, Islamic Development Bank, West African Development Bank, GIZ, UNIDO, IRENA and many more.

This year’s event featured a B2B matchmaking session, where participants connect with potential business partners, investors and relevant experts in a series of select personal meetings.

With the support of ECREEE and its sister agencies West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) and the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Authority (ERERA), the region has already made tremendous strides toward putting in place the policy and regulatory framework for a viable sustainable energy market.

As such, translating this enabling environment into concrete projects powering inclusive energy access and growth is one of the key objectives of ESEF2019.

As a true testament to ESEF’s growing success and dedication to collaborative, solution-oriented pathways, this year’s event is supported by The Austrian Development Cooperation (ADA); The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID); UNIDO; GIZ; The World Bank Group; The European Union; The Global Environment Facility (GEF); GET.invest; and ARE.

Source: Muhammed Faisel Mustapha/ Reporter At Zongo Vibes

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