Dear Energy stakeholders,

We would like to draw your attention to the West African Clean Energy and Environment Trade Fair and Conference, eWACEE'20, which will take place virtually in September 2020. It will be organized by Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Lagos.

eWACCE'20 will have three important focus areas:

  • Clean Energy (Electric Mobility, Renewable Energy)
  • Circular Economy (Bio-plastics, Waste Water Recycling, Energy Efficiency, Clean cook stove, mini grids)
  • Water
    • Extraction, filtration, treatment
    • Wastewater / Sewage management
    • Irrigation and water resource management
    • Water, sanitation, health
    • Universal access to water

Events will take place in English.

You can now pre-register for the event for free on in order to participate in all events and to get in contact with companies who are participating.
As a company or an enterprise, you have the possibility to actively present yourself on eWACEE'20 by renting a virtual booth. More information on fees for renting a virtual booth on or in the attached eBook.

Energising Development is launching a new COVID-19 impact survey focusing on the off-grid industry, this time undertook as part of a bigger consortium, which EnDev is leading. The process is being organized on the GIZ-side, and we were able to build on the learning experience from RVO during the first survey-round.

The reasoning for this second survey: We would like to better understand how things are moving on the ground, what has changed (for better or worse), and come up with a more global picture of the COVID-19 impacts on the industry. This should enable us to advocate for a global and systemic response, which is still missing in the various international fora.

Dear colleagues in the Energy Sector,

We are happy to inform you that we have found an alternative date for the upcoming TUMIVolt Charging Station webinar.

If you are interested in the topic of future battery materials in the context of e-mobility, feel free to join us on Wednesday, June 17th 2020 from 2-3 pm CEST.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, solar power contributes to providing a stable supply of energy for hospitals and paves the way for the ‘green recovery’.

The generation of electricity from sunlight gives rural regions in Africa the opportunity to secure an independent and continuous supply of green energy. Since 2005, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been promoting the use of renewable energy in over 20 countries worldwide through its ‘Energising Development’ programme. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and other international organisations, GIZ is also committed to the expansion of solar power. This long-standing cooperation is paying off in the pandemic, as health and social welfare systems, which are currently under extreme pressure, are strengthened by the stable power supply. Small-scale suppliers of solar systems are also staying on track during the crisis with the help of GIZ.

Virtual Event
15-16 July 2020

It is with great pleasure that ARE and GOGLA, supported by GET.invest and in partnership with AMDA, ESMAP, GDC and SEforALL, invite you to participate in our first-ever virtual Energy Access Summit!
The COVID-19 pandemic represents a massive shock for societies and economies around the world and threatens to reverse the enormous progress that off-grid energy companies have made in bringing power to 470 million people in the last decade. The pandemic especially jeopardises the survival of many micro, small to medium enterprises (MSMEs) companies that are essential for the energy access ecosystem in the short and medium term.


GoSL celebrates world environment day by launching National Tree Planting Project at the Mortormeh site. 5 million trees will be planted across the country in 4yrs.



Tuesday 7 July


Join us in this webinar to find out more about the great benefits of solar energy for airport operations in general and in Africa specifically.

In this webinar we will:
* address technical and safety & security considerations
* identify the benefits of solar for airports
* highlight options to finance solar projects through third-party
* discuss commercial and project management considerations

State House, Freetown, Wednesday 17 June 2020 – Chief Executive Officer of Sewa Energy Resources Limited, Kofie Macauley, today presented 20,000 solar lamps, worth Le 4 billion, to His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio as part of their support to government’s free quality education programme.

Minister of Energy, Alhaji Kanja Sesay, said the company was one of their partners, especially in the renewable energy sector. He noted that the lamps would help to create immediate energy access especially for children in rural areas, adding that the lamps were cheap and maintenance almost free.

As part of this year’s celebration of World Environment Day on June 5, Freetown City Council will be giving away free Moringa, Tamarind (Tombi), Cashew & Neem seedlings to residents that are interested in planting and growing trees at home

Seedlings will be available from 9am-5pm at Aberdeen Roundabout, Upgun Turntable and Freetown City Council.

Freetown City Council is committed to improving environmental management in the municipality as part of #TransformFreetown and we aim to plant and grow 1 MILLION TREES in several catchment areas in 2020-2021. 

Quarterly Newsletter of the Regional Programme Support to Pandemic Prevention in the ECOWAS region (RPPP)

Message from the Project Coordinator

Dear readers,

I am pleased to present today the 1st edition of the RPPP Newsletter. The Regional Programme to Support Pandemic Prevention (RPPP) in the ECOWAS region is co-funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union. We have been cooperating with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in particular the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) and the Regional Centre for Disease Control (RCSDC) on this thematic area for several years. Currently, the whole world is facing the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are over 7million cases of COVID- 19 and more than 400,000 deaths globally as of June 15, 2020. Read the Newsletter Here

By Alhaji U. N’jai

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 August 2019

Every year the rainy season in Sierra Leone comes with its usual ferocity and destruction of lives and property. And every year, the response from government and society remains the same. Such business as usual attitude and approach must change, if Freetown is to remain a viable community, with people living and working sustainably, alongside the city’s eco-system and landscape.

This article in the Sierra Leone Telegraph, is a master class for government officials, policy makers and citizens, looking for an unbiased and honest understanding of the ecological, environmental and human challenges and threats facing Freetown – the country’s capital city.

Join us June 1-3, 2020 for “Microgrids as a Recovery Tool During Social and Economic Disruption,” an online gathering of the industry’s top thinkers, innovators and change-makers, who will explore the crucial role of microgrids at this point in history. Never before has reliable, clean and cost-effective electricity been so important, which is why businesses, communities, utilities, governments and institutions are turning to microgrids for their energy supply. Hear stories from those on the front lines of the microgrid revolution. Gain insight into the latest trends, technologies and opportunities through informative presentations and lively discussion. Learn about real world microgrids, why they were built and how they are giving rise to the new prosumer.