UNIDO Energy Programme for West Africa


As an integral part of the GEF Strategic Energy Programme for West Africa, the project would focus on promoting knowledge management in the field of RE and EE in the target region and with international partner institutions; in addition to ensuring coherence and coordination between country level projects, and building capacity through training workshops at the regional / national level. The project will also aim at strengthening regional integration and networking, and deepening programmatic framework approach adopted under the umbrella programme.


Main Activities

  • Setting up a coordination and monitoring mechanism;
  • Providing assistance in the organization of meetings of the Programme Steering Committee to review the progress;  
  • Producing regular project Updates / Newsletters / Monitoring reports about the programme activities to be circulated in target countries;
  • Organizing training workshops for knowledge management, experience sharing and documenting best practices; and
  • Assisting in monitoring and evaluation of various programme components and dissemination of results to all project countries / participants.



Expected Impact


  • Compilation and wide dissemination of best practices, information sharing, and policy development functions;
  • More informed decision making by policy makers through capacity building / training workshops, and for more effective implementation of the energy policies / programmes;
  • Effective consultations and coordination between the national governments, donor partners and private sector to achieve the targeted objectives under approved projects;
  • Greater replication of country level individual projects as well as of GEF's programmatic efforts; and
  • Integration with priorities of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Monetary Union of West African States (UEMOA). 


Programme sector: 

RE & EE (Policy&Regulation)

Stage of project: 



(West Africa plus Burundi, Chad, Cape Verde)


2011 - 2013


€ 1,162,600 including co-funding from GEF CoFunding, UNIDO, ECREEE, Austria

Implementing agency: 


REEEP grant funded by:

United Kingdom