ECOWAS Regional Certification Scheme Inception Meeting

26 – 27 February 2018 |Praia, Cabo Verde

The scheme, known as the ‘ECOWAS Certification for Sustainable Energy Skills (ECSES)’ would begin with certification of off-grid solar PV installer, however, the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the ECOWAS member states envisage ECSES to certify skills in multiple technologies of various target groups across the region in the years to come.

The overall objective of the scheme and this meeting was to support the development of renewable energy markets in West Africa by improving the skills of renewable energy professions through a regional certification system, which is unified and harmonized across the member states.