ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Policy & Investment High Level Forum

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From: 14/09/2015
To: 18/09/2015
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), 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) are jointly organizing the “ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Policy and Investment High Level Forum” from September 14 to 18, 2015 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

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).

The Forum will feature:

  • Investment opportunities arising from the Sustainable Energy Country Action Plans, National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs), National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs), and Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) Action Agendas of the ECOWAS Member States
  • Multi-Stakeholder dialogue on ways to mobilize funds for the implementation of Sustainable Energy Country Action Plans
  • Showcasing of ongoing Auctions/Call For Proposals and Feed-in-Tariffs (FiTs) Opportunities
  • Showcasing of public- and private-sector financing instruments for project implementation
  • Investment pitch presentations from Finalists of the West African Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF) II Business Plan Competition and Award Ceremony
  •  Launch of the ECOWAS SE4ALL Network
  • Introduction of the African Clean Energy Corridor in ECOWAS
  • Launch of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Project and Financial Navigator in West Africa

To see the concept note and agenda please click here

To register for the event, please click here

For information on the forum:

African Development Bank: Sonia Borrini, tel +225 56 61 21 27

ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency: Vera Monteiro

For media information, please contact:

AfDB: Olivia Ndong Obiang, tel. +225 01560505

About the African Development Bank Group:

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is Africa’s premier development finance institution. It comprises three distinct entities: the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Nigeria Trust Fund (NTF). On the ground in 34 African countries with an external office in Japan, the AfDB contributes to the economic development and the social progress of its 54 regional member states. www.afdb.org

About ECREE:

ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is a specialized agency which acts as an independent body but within the legal, administrative and financial framework of the ECOWAS rules and regulations. ECREEE aspires 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 negative environmental externalities of the energy system. The institutional structure of the Centre includes: the Secretariat based in Praia, Cape Verde

http://www.ecreee.org/