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ECOWAS-GFSE-GEF-UNIDO High Level Energy Forum


29 to 31 October 2012, Accra, Ghana

 The Accra International Conference Centre (AICC)


The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the Global Forum for Sustainable Energy (GSFE), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and 
the Government of Ghana  jointly organized the High Level Energy Forum on the theme “Paving the Way for Sustainable Energy for All in West Africa through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency” from the 29–31 October 2012, in Accra, Ghana. 

Over 320 participants including the ECOWAS ministers and other key stakeholders from West Africa’s energy sector and the international community, convened at the forum, to establish a regional framework for the attainment of the three critical targets set by the UN under its Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL) by 2030. The SE4ALL seeks to reinforce commitments from Member States to take concrete actions towards ensuring universal access to energy services; doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix and doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.

On the 31th Wednesday of October, which marks the end of the forum, participants convened at a ministerial session, chaired by Mr. Oluniyi Robbin-Coker, Minister of Energy and Water, Sierra Leone. Resolutions on renewable energy and energy efficiency were discussed and adopted, focusing on the ECOWAS Policy on Renewable Energy; ECOWAS Policy on Energy Efficiency; the ECOWAS Small Hydro Power Program; and the ECOWAS Bio-energy Strategy Framework. The afternoon session includes a high-level panel discussion on achieving the SE4ALL in West Africa.

Please find below the full documentation on the Forum. Further photos and information are available at the IISD website:



pdf, 703,5K, 12/07/12, 93 downloads


pdf, 281,8K, 12/07/12, 80 downloads

Conference report and adopted documents

HLF report EN.pdf

pdf, 3M, 11/25/12, 85 downloads

HLF report FR.pdf

pdf, 2,7M, 11/25/12, 47 downloads

ECOWAS Energy Efficiency Policy (EEEP).pdf

pdf, 919,6K, 11/24/12, 95 downloads

ECOWAS Renewable Energy Policy (EREP).pdf

pdf, 1M, 11/24/12, 100 downloads

161012 ECOWAS SSHP Program for Ministers.pdf

pdf, 1,4M, 11/04/12, 100 downloads

171012 ECOWAS SSHP Program final to Ministers FR.pdf

pdf, 1,8M, 11/04/12, 73 downloads

ECOWAS Bioenergy strategic Framework.pdf

pdf, 2,7M, 12/07/12, 34 downloads

Cadre strategique de la cedeao pour la bioenergie.pdf

pdf, 3,1M, 12/07/12, 16 downloads

Concept Paper and Agenda of the Forum, 29-31 October

PDF of the HLF program in English.pdf

pdf, 786,4K, 10/22/12, 317 downloads

PDF of the HLF program in French.pdf

pdf, 492K, 10/19/12, 176 downloads

Programmes of the Parallel Sessions on 29 October, 14:15 – 16:15

Programmes of the Parallel Sessions on 29 October, 16:45 – 18:45

Side Event

“A showcase of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency – Made in Austria!
Best practice and opportunities for cooperation”

Program_Austrian Side Event.pdf

pdf, 323,3K, 10/22/12, 342 downloads

day1 Plenary Session 1

Introductory Speech DG UNIDO.pdf

pdf, 75,1K, 11/09/12, 74 downloads

Mr Yumkella SE4ALL 29Oct HLF ACCRA .pdf

pdf, 635,7K, 11/11/12, 72 downloads

REN21 GSR presentation_ECREEE HLM_Rana Adib.pdf

pdf, 2,1M, 11/11/12, 41 downloads

USA-Balian SE4ALL ECOWAS presentation.pdf

pdf, 1,8M, 11/11/12, 45 downloads

ECOWAS Accra Oct 29 2012 final- GEA.pdf

pdf, 614,1K, 11/09/12, 68 downloads

day1 Plenary Session 2


pdf, 1M, 11/09/12, 40 downloads

ECREEE Presentation SSHP-Kappiah.pdf

pdf, 1,4M, 11/09/12, 40 downloads


pdf, 2,1M, 11/10/12, 36 downloads

day2 Plenary Session 3


pdf, 1,1M, 11/11/12, 53 downloads

RECP_Philip Mann_Accra HLF 30 Oct.pdf

pdf, 1,2M, 11/11/12, 47 downloads

ECREEE Presentation Accra GEF V4 short.pdf

pdf, 827,2K, 11/10/12, 54 downloads

GEF Support for Programmatic Approach in West Africa.pdf

pdf, 491,7K, 11/11/12, 69 downloads


pdf, 585,8K, 11/10/12, 72 downloads

UNDP Portfolio CC Mitigation West Africa 30 Oct.12.pdf

pdf, 1,3M, 11/11/12, 44 downloads

day2 Plenary Session 4

day2 Plenary Session 5


pdf, 1,6M, 11/11/12, 49 downloads


pdf, 1M, 11/11/12, 41 downloads

African Union Programme on Energy.pdf

pdf, 1,4M, 11/11/12, 45 downloads

CB ECOWAS WS Accra Nov2012.pdf

pdf, 484,3K, 11/10/12, 66 downloads

Reflection about AEEP for Accra HLM.pdf

pdf, 2,6M, 11/10/12, 37 downloads

West Africa High Level Energy Forum_rg.pdf

pdf, 1,3M, 11/10/12, 52 downloads

day2 Plenary Session 6

Zeiner ADA on GFSE Ghana.pdf

pdf, 856,5K, 11/11/12, 45 downloads

USA JW SE4ALL ECOWAS de-risking investments.pdf

pdf, 1M, 11/11/12, 48 downloads

AfDB Accrapresentation_28102012.pdf

pdf, 1,1M, 11/10/12, 70 downloads

GHANA 2012_10_HLF_final _IDAE.pdf

pdf, 2,5M, 11/10/12, 37 downloads

Ghana PPT.pdf

pdf, 1,6M, 11/10/12, 56 downloads

UNIDO ECOWAS IEE - Rana Ghoneim.pdf

pdf, 1,9M, 11/10/12, 54 downloads

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More Photos and conference report from IISD are available at: Logo


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