ECREEEE: co-host of ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Policy & Investment High Level Forum

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is co-hosting the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Policy & Investment High Level Forum

14th to 18th September 2015 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire


The Forum will bring together top-level policy and decision makers, project promoters, investors and international partners to meet, discuss and explore relevant inter-linkages between enabling environment and project development and financing and identify concrete investment opportunities. It will facilitate match-making for investment ready projects and serve as a platform for the governments of the ECOWAS countries to present the renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy access targets as well as the agreed policy measures included in their Sustainable Energy Country Action Plans. Furthermore, the event will provide a veritable platform for stakeholder dialogue on the required next steps to mitigate existing barriers to sustainable energy investments in the ECOWAS region.


REN21 will present on the Closing the Data Gap; The relevance of quality data for sound decision-making.


Co-organisers of the Forum are the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Climate Technology Initiative – Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI-PFAN), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The event is supported by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC), the European Union (EU), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).