The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), as part of its "Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP)" funded by World Bank and Clean Technology Funds, and the initiative “Improving Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Sector Governance in West Africa (AGoSEREE-AO)” funded by European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is organizing a regional validation workshop for the Draft Standards for Electrodomestic Appliances and Regional Standard for Plug and Play Solar Home Systems Kits. The event will take place from 21 – 22 May 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.
It is of crucial importance that consumers have confidence in the products and have access to important information they can rely on to decide whether to invest in solar products and electrical appliances. Broader agreement on product quality standards in the Sahel region and West African countries can benefit private-sector with access to a broad market contiguous. It is against this background that ECREEE through ROGEP and AGoSEREE – AO are developing standards for the region.
Key stakeholders from national standards bodies, ministries of energy, experts and others regional and international actors will be attending this important meeting for all the ECOWAS region.
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