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Africa Energy Outlook IEA Publication 2014

Africa Energy Outlook IEA Publication 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa' s energy sector can be improved to unlock a better life for its citizens.  This report, which has been produced and published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in October 2014, describes one of the most poorly understood parts of the global energy system, offers an authoritative study of its future prospects - broken down by fuel, sector and sub-region - and shows how investment in the sub-Saharan energy sector can stimulate rapid economic and social development across the region.

Biomass Waste-to-Energy Toolkit for Development Practitioners

Biomass Waste-to-Energy Toolkit for Development Practitioners

This document presents a toolkit that has been developed by SNVs REDD+ Energy and Agriculture Programme (REAP). With the purpose of supporting development practicioners this toolkit does not promote a one size fits all approach. But instead it provides practitioners a waste to energy project with a focus on the use of agricultural and forestry waste for the generation of electricity, by using technologies including combustion, gasification and anaerobic digestion.

The document has been developed under the REDD+ Program, and published by the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands.

Terms of Reference - Consultancy for the development of the ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), in a bid to develop a regional policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access, is calling for proposals from a team of experts with a proven track record of engaging in strategic planning activities in Gender and Energy and consulting experiences in the public and private sectors.

Call for Proposals: Web-based GIS Hydropower Resource Mapping for ECOWAS Countries

ECREEE is planning to implement a web-based GIS hydropower resource mapping, to facilitate the identification of attractive sites for hydropower generation in the ECOWAS Region. It is part of the ECOWAS Small Scale Hydro Power Program (SSHP) which aims to contribute towards establishing an enabling environment for small-scale hydro power investments and markets in the ECOWAS region.

ECOWREX GIS user experience

As part of the ECOWREX Geographic Information System Improvement, a survey has been developed to assess users needs and experience. This survey was developed by the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in collaboration with the University of Geneva, under the EU funded project ‘ECOWREX II’ (grant n° FED/2013/330-248).  

Your feedback is very important. Kindly take some few minutes to participate in the survey, by clicking in the following link.(http://www.unige.ch/outils/limesurvey2/index.php/469711/)

The Questionnaire will be available online from the 20th of June to the 15th of September

ECOWAS Countries Move Forward on SE4All Initiative

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) convened representatives of the 15 ECOWAS countries for a kick-off workshop on the development of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency National Action Plans and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Action Agendas in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire from March 17-19, 2014.

The meeting took place against the backdrop of promising sustainable energy developments in the ECOWAS region, particularly with the adoption of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Policy (EREP) and the ECOWAS Energy Efficiency Policy (EEEP) by the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in July 2013. Furthermore, all 15 ECOWAS countries have opted-in to Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative and the workshop took place following the clarification of the SE4ALL country action process subsequent to a meeting hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Tunis in December 2013. The kick-off took place at the same time with a view to realize the synergies between the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Action Plans and the SE4ALL Action Agenda.

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