21 October, 2019 Press release

Tomorrow: ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum 2019 Kicks Off In Accra

Accra, 21 October 2019 – Tomorrow, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) kicks off its third annual ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF), at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, Ghana. Registration details, along with other event information can be found here.

In collaboration with its co-organizers Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and GET.invest, ECREEE through this event brings together leaders in the West African region committed to moving 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.

During the three-day conference, attendees will hear from a myriad of experts, tasked with identifying and addressing the region’s most pressing energy issues and determining actionable steps for energy and economic efficiency amongst ECOWAS states.

Ministers, directors and high-level delegates of energy and utilities from the 15 ECOWAS member states will participate 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 will also feature a B2B matchmaking session, where participants can connect with potential business partners, investors and relevant experts in a series of select personal meetings. The matchmaking is sponsored by GET.invest and supported by ARE. Interested participants can register here.

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.

  • For more information on the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum 2019, please visit: esef2019.org.
  • For more information regarding sponsorships and exhibitions, please contact: sponsor@esef2019.org
  • For press inquiries, please contact Lisa Johnson at press@ecreee.org
  • Follow us on social media to join the conversation: @2019esef; hashtag: #esef2019


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