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ECOWAS Energy Directors On Green Hydrogen Hold Workshop

Green Hydrogen
Green Hydrogen

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) are organizing a regional capacity-building workshop on green hydrogen, in Praia, on April 24 and 25, 2024 for the benefit of Energy Directors from the ECOWAS Member States.

The ECOWAS regional strategy and action plans for green hydrogen have highlighted the need to strengthen the knowledge of the different stakeholders, namely entrepreneurs, financial institutions, government representatives, and investors. It is in response to this need that ECREEE is organizing the aforementioned regional capacity-building workshop, which aims to improve member states’ understanding of green hydrogen production and technologies, industrial challenges, and opportunities, for key stakeholders in the energy sector in the sub-region.

Green Hydrogen
Green Hydrogen

The opening ceremony featured the following keynote speeches:
• ECOWAS Resident Representative in Cabo Verde, Dr. Samuel Lamptey
• WASCAL’s Regional Coordinator for Renewable Energy and Green Hydrogen, Dr. Bruno Korgo,
• The Executive Director of CEREEC, Mr. Francis SEMPORE
• The Director of Energy Services of the Cabo Verde Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Energy, Mr. Carlos Monteiro.

Together with the different actors involved, ECREEE coordinates the implementation of the ECOWAS Regional Policy and Strategy Framework on Green Hydrogen and its operationalization documents, which are the ECOWAS Regional Strategy on Green Hydrogen and the related action plans for the periods 2023-2030 and 20231-2050.

During the opening ceremony, ECREEE officially launched its new website available at, available in the presence of the Energy Directors of ECOWAS Member States and the Technical and Financial Partners attending the event.


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