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ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility (EREF)

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Results of 1st Call for Proposal published

We would like to thank all applicants for their submissions. The technical appraisal of the received full proposals has been finalised. The technical appraisal  was done according to the established evaluation criteria: relevance, impact, effectiveness, feasibility and efficiency, as well as sustainability.

ECREEE intends to award 41 projects (around 25% of all received concept notes) with an overall grant amount of 1 million Euro.
 An overview on the approved grants for the individual projects and the final report can be found below. Seven projects could not meet the formal and quality requirements and were exculded. If you do not see your proposal in the list please contact the ECREEE Secretariat:

The ECREEE Secretariat will get in contact with the successful applicants soon. The following steps will follow:

  • Agreement on final project document and implementation modalities
  • Signing of contract (see template below)
  • Launch of implementation


Results of Appaisal of Full Proposals

List of approved EREF projects.pdf

pdf, 547.1K, 08/13/12, 2213 downloads

ECREEE grant contract for co-funded projects.doc

doc, 406.5K, 08/16/12, 307 downloads

Annex B Payment and Reporting Schedule EN/FR/PT.xls

xls, 173.5K, 05/31/11, 543 downloads

General Information

EREF Project Document.pdf

pdf, 1.4M, 08/28/12, 181 downloads

ECREEE Visibility Guidelines.pdf

pdf, 257.6K, 12/02/12, 66 downloads

EREF Presentation EN.pdf

pdf, 1.6M, 05/31/11, 870 downloads

Press news EREF EN.doc

doc, 581.5K, 05/31/11, 369 downloads

EREF Nota de Imprensa PT.doc

doc, 584K, 05/31/11, 236 downloads

EREF Application Guidelines EN/FR/PT

EREF guidelines EN.pdf

pdf, 1.6M, 11/29/11, 221 downloads

EREF Directives Appel à Propositions FR.pdf

pdf, 1.6M, 11/29/11, 175 downloads

EREF Guia de Apresentação PT.pdf

pdf, 1.6M, 11/29/11, 121 downloads

EREF Project Proposals Templates EN/FR/PT

EREF Project Proposal Template EN.doc

doc, 1.1M, 06/01/11, 1154 downloads

EREF Modèle de Proposition du Projet FR.doc

doc, 1.1M, 06/01/11, 453 downloads

EREF Modelo do Documento de Projecto PT.doc

doc, 1M, 06/01/11, 199 downloads

Annex 2 Time and Deployment Schedule EN/FR/PT.xls

xls, 175.5K, 05/31/11, 546 downloads

Annex 3 EREF budget breakdown sheet EN/FR/PT.xls

xls, 445K, 05/31/11, 531 downloads

Stakeholder Identification Form EN.doc

doc, 245K, 05/31/11, 602 downloads

Stakeholder Identification Form FR.doc

doc, 257.5K, 05/31/11, 451 downloads

Stakeholder Identification Form PT.doc

doc, 259K, 05/31/11, 299 downloads

EREF Contracting and Execution

ECREEE Grant Contract for Projects.pdf

pdf, 276.7K, 05/31/11, 711 downloads

Annex B Payment and Reporting Schedule EN/FR/PT.xls

xls, 173.5K, 05/31/11, 543 downloads

The ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility (EREF) is managed by the Secretariat of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) based in Praia, Cape Verde. The Facility was established with initial support of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC), the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and technical assistance of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). ECREEE seeks further partner support for future call for proposals of the EREF.



The EREF project manager will be recruited in the course of 2011. In the meantime, questions can be directed in written form to the EREF preparatory team or the responsible National Focal Institution in the ECOWAS coutntry.

ECREEE Secretariat
EREF Preparatory Team:
Mr. Martin Lugmayr, Mr. Ibrahim Soumaila
E-Mail: renfacility(a)

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Call for Proposals


ECREEE has launched the following Calls for Proposal for development and execution of National Renewable Energy Action Plans and Policies;
elaboration of Baseline and Mid-Term Monitoring Reports for the ECREEE; and to Support the Development of the ECOWAS Initiative on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.



WACCA 1st regional stakeholders workshop

23-25 April 2013, Ouagadougu

ECREEE and its partners are organizing the first regional stakeholders workshop of the West African Clean Cooking Alliance (WACCA).



Request for Proposals

13 March, 2013

ECREEE in collaboration with its SEEA-WA partners is seeking for proposals to support the development of the ECOWAS Initiative on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.



ECREEE and GIZ explore new areas for cooperation

22 January 2013

ECREEE and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH met on the 22nd of January 2013 to discuss potential areas for collaboration in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency, in the ECOWAS region.



RETScreen trainings in Liberia and Niger


The next RETScreen trainings are undertaken in Niger, from 10 to 14 December 2012 and in Liberia, from 17 to 20 December 2012