ESEF 2023: Fostering Regional Collaboration for a Sustainable Energy Future

Praia – Monday, September 18, 2023 – The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is organizing the 8th edition of the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF) 2023, scheduled to take place in the city of Praia – Cabo Verde, on October 12 and 13, under the auspices of the office of the prime-minister of Cabo Verde.

The Forum is a momentous gathering aimed at propelling the region toward a more sustainable energy landscape. ESEF 2023 serves as a platform to showcase the collective commitment of the member states to transition to cleaner, more accessible, and efficient energy systems. This endeavor aligns with the global goals outlined in the Paris Agreement and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy.

Among the key objectives of the Forum, we can highlight:

  1. Promote cooperation and partnerships to accelerate the development of a viable regional electricity market with the massive integration of renewable energy;
  2. Hold the first Community of Champion for solar off grid;
  3. Engage in dialogue on the ECOWAS Green Hydrogen Policy and Strategy Framework and showcase the opportunities offered by green hydrogen for the energy transition of ECOWAS region.

The Forum strives to uptake the sustainable energy field by facilitating dialogue and collaboration among ECOWAS member states, encouraging the exchange of knowledge, experiences, and best practices in sustainable energy development. By fostering partnerships, the region can pool resources and expertise to accelerate progress. The Forum also explores innovative solutions to address energy poverty and ensure that all citizens have access to reliable and affordable energy services, driving socioeconomic development.

ESEF 2023 will feature prominent speakers, including government officials, international organizations, industry leaders, and experts in the field of sustainable energy. Their insights and perspectives will inspire discussions that lead to actionable strategies for sustainable energy development in the ECOWAS region.

The Forum is organized in parallel with the West Africa Energy Transition Week, featuring the 4th edition of the International Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fair of Cabo Verde (FIEREE), taking place from October 12 – 14, 2023, organized by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Energy of Cabo Verde (MICE).

Registrations are open for participation, as well as sponsorship opportunities at

Join us at the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum and be part of the driving force that is shaping the future of sustainable energy in West Africa.