Fifth Executive Board Meeting of ECREEE

The Fifth Executive Board Meeting of ECREEE was held on Friday 13 April 2012 at the ECREEE Secretariat in Praia, Cape Verde. The main objective of the meeting was to adopt the Report of the Implementation of the ECREEE 2011 Work Plan and the ECREEE Business Plan 2011–16 (the Business Plan is available at web portal It also approved the evaluation of the First Call for Proposals of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility (EREF) as well as examined new developments in the energy sector.The Honourable Minister for Tourism, Energy and Industry of Cape Verde, Dr Humberto Britto formally declared the meeting open. Other high level members of the Board in attendance included the ECOWAS Commissioner for Infrastructure and Board Chairman, Dr Ebrima Njie; the Spanish Ambassador to Cape Verde, H.E. José Miguel Corvino; the UNIDO Director of Energy and Climate Change, Dr Pradeep Monga; the representative of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Mr Hannes Bauer, and the ECREEE ED, Mr Mahama Kappiah.