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24 Nov 2020 - 26 Nov 2020
ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum 2020

WELCOME TO ESEF 2020


ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum 2020 (ESEF 2020)   

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) will be hosting the fourth edition of the annual ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF) on 24-26 November 2020.

ESEF 2020 will raise awareness about the progress made by ECOWAS member states toward achieving sustainable energy targets set for 2030. It will also focus on achieving the vision of the ECOWAS for a prosperous regional sustainable energy market, which is contingent upon harnessing the region’s vast renewable energy potential.


The event will be organised in partnership with the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), the global decentralised renewable energy industry  association, and supported by GET.invest, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC). The event also sees Energy Catalyst and RES4Africa Foundation as sponsors and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as strategic partners. 

Now more than ever, addressing the energy gaps facing the region must be at the forefront of all development efforts.  This year’s ESEF is special in many ways as it coincides with two landmark events, namely, the 10-year anniversary of ECREEE and the global pandemic of COVID-19. The agenda will therefore have special focus on the role of sustainable energy in COVID-19 response and recovery.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions imposed globally, the event will be held virtually.

ESEF2020 will have four overarching themes:

  • Theme 1: Powering essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: “The role and potential of off-grid renewable energy solutions in powering rural health care”
  • Theme 2: Ensuring business continuity: “Saving renewable energy MSMEs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic”
  • Theme 3: Women entrepreneurs as key drivers of growth in the RE sector: “Promoting gender equality in the ECOWAS renewable energy sector”
  • Theme 4: Productive Uses of Energy: Energy, Water and Food, The Winning Nexus

 

Strategic Partners






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    Meetings

    Participants 703
    Meetings 304

    Participants

    Angola 4
    Australia 1
    Austria 15
    Bangladesh 4
    Barbados 1
    Belarus 1
    Belgium 47
    Benin 21
    Botswana 3
    Brazil 1
    Bulgaria 1
    Burkina Faso 40
    Cameroon 6
    Canada 15
    Cape Verde 15
    Chad 1
    China 2
    Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The 6
    Côte d'Ivoire 36
    Cyprus 1
    Czech Republic 3
    Denmark 2
    Dominican Republic 1
    Egypt 3
    Estonia 1
    Ethiopia 10
    Finland 3
    France 54
    Gambia 9
    Georgia 1
    Germany 70
    Ghana 71
    Greece 1
    Guatemala 1
    Guinea 7
    Guinea-bissau 1
    Honduras 3
    China (Hong Kong) 6
    India 26
    Indonesia 1
    Iran, Islamic Republic Of 1
    Iraq 1
    Israel 2
    Italy 32
    Japan 2
    Jordan 1
    Kenya 45
    Korea, Republic Of 1
    Latvia 1
    Lebanon 3
    Lesotho 1
    Liberia 8
    Lithuania 1
    Luxembourg 2
    Madagascar 2
    Malawi 5
    Mali 15
    Mauritania 2
    Mexico 1
    Moldova, Republic Of 1
    Morocco 7
    Mozambique 6
    Myanmar 1
    Namibia 4
    Nepal 4
    Netherlands 19
    Nicaragua 1
    Niger 3
    Nigeria 159
    Norway 3
    Philippines 3
    Portugal 5
    Rwanda 3
    Sao Tome And Principe 2
    Senegal 45
    Sierra Leone 14
    Singapore 2
    South Africa 15
    Spain 29
    Sweden 2
    Switzerland 14
    Tajikistan 1
    Tanzania, United Republic Of 6
    Togo 36
    Tonga 1
    Tunisia 3
    Turkey 3
    Uganda 7
    United Arab Emirates 15
    United Kingdom 75
    United States 52
    Uruguay 1
    Zambia 12
    Zimbabwe 2
    Total 1177