The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to hold a workshop to discuss the Regional Electrification Project for 20,000 villages in West Africa.
This project aims to electrify villages in the region over the next ten years, with an initial phase of five years.
The workshop, which will be held from 29th -31st March, 2023 in Niger is organized in collaboration with stakeholders from member states.
During the three-day meeting, participants will review the final report of the project study, validate the criteria for village selection, propose the distribution of the number of villages per country and draw up the list of selected localities. The workshop will also provide an opportunity to reflect on the project’s implementation strategy.
According to ECOWAS forecasts, energy demand is expected to grow by 70% by 2030 under the dual pressure of economic growth and global overpopulation.