The launch of the ECOWAS Observatory for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECOWREX) at the High Level Forum, on the 31th of October, in Accra, Ghana, marked a giant step towards addressing the existing knowledge and information barriers hindering development in the energy sector in West Africa.

ECOWREX is a key project of ECREEE funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), aimed at providing decision makers, project developers, investors and other stakeholders with reliable and tailored information on the energy resources and systems in West Africa.



ECOWREX would act as a catalyst for development in the energy sector and serve to complement and/or facilitate the adoption and execution of national and regional policies, initiatives, programs and activities such as the ECOWAS/UEMOA White Paper on Access to Energy Services in peri-urban and rural areas, the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Policy, the ECOWAS Energy Efficiency Policy, Master Plan of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) and others. It will also act as an enabler to foster the adoption of interoperable services in Africa by contributing to other initiatives and projects like the AfriGEOSS initiative, EnerGEO and others.



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