Strategic Plan


ECREEE Strategic Plan 2023-2027 is aligned with the ECOWAS Vision 2050 and the 4×4 Strategic Objectives of the ECOWAS Commission Management. ECREEE’s Strategic Plan 2023 to 2027 articulates a vision to be the primary facilitator of universal access to reliable and affordable modern energy across ECOWAS Member States. The plan underscores its commitment to building institutional strength, improving program implementation, fostering partnerships, and ensuring social and environmental responsibility, all aligned with its vision of universal access to modern energy in the ECOWAS region.


Recognizing its role in RE and EE development, ECREEE is committed to addressing social and environmental concerns associated with RE and EE development. Initiatives will specifically target concrete project development with emphasis on gender and youth and minimizing environmental impacts.


The success of the strategic plan relies on effective collaboration with stakeholders involved in sustainable energy promotion. ECREEE emphasizes synergy with funding partners, national institutions, private sector, civil society, academia, scientific partners, and development banks. The goal is to mobilize resources and implement sustainable energy programs for the region’s economic benefit and universal access by 2030.


The plan outlines strategic orientations, through which ECREEE aims to achieve its objectives in pursuit of its Mission to fulfil its Vision. The three strategic orientations are:


  • Strategic Orientation 1: Strengthened Institutional, Administrative, Financial, and Digital Governance
    • Improved internal institutional governance,
    • Improved external institutional governance,
    • Improved administration and service,
    • Enhanced delivery of financial support services
    • Communication, information system, and digitalization strengthened, and
    • Improved capacity for internal and external service delivery.


  • Strategic Orientation 2: Improved implementation of Programs and Projects
    • Local economic development improved through the use of renewable energy;
    • Utility-scale renewable energy solutions integrated into interconnected power systems;
    • Off-grid solutions massively deployed in remote areas;
    • New cutting-edge RE and EE technologies in research and development implemented;
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions by industry and other applications reduced;
    • Use of energy-inefficient appliances decreased;
    • Clean cooking technologies and fuels used at large scale;
    • EE in buildings widely incorporated in national urban planning codes;
    • Gender and youth issues incorporated into and addressed in EE and RE projects;
    • Environmental issues incorporated into and addressed in EE and RE projects;
    • Capacity of stakeholders in RE and EE programs and projects strengthened to improve service delivery;
    • A Regional Certification Body is established;
    • Programs and projects monitoring, and evaluation improved; and
    • Improved dissemination of RE and EE knowledge and ECREEE’s impact to stakeholders.


  • Strategic Orientation 3: Strengthened partnerships and Resource Mobilization
    • Strengthened cooperation with networks of partners,
    • Increased financial inflows;
    • Increased public and private sector investments or Foreign Direct Investment in RE & EE in the ECOWAS Member States as a result of ECREEE’s intervention.