ECREEE Calls for Proposals

3 June 2011: The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), has launched the first call for proposals of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility (EREF).

ECREEE is based in Praia, Cape Verde. The “green” Facility targets small and medium scale renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and businesses in peri-urban and rural areas of West Africa. The call is open for submissions from 31 May - 15 July 2011, for proposals covering one or more ECOWAS countries namely: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Local and international applicants are invited to submit concept notes in English, French or Portuguese in accordance with the guidelines available at the ECREEE website. International applicants shall have a West African partner.

The Facility provides small grants in the scope of two financing windows. The first window on investment promotion supports pre-investment activities, and the window on business development aims at strengthening local energy service and manufacturing companies, and promoting technology and know-how transfer. [ECREEE Website]