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ECOWAS-Energy Charter Regional Energy Governance Forum in Benin

From 15-25 November the ECOWAS-Energy Charter Regional Energy Governance Forum takes place in Contonou (Benin) and is hosted by H.E. the Minister of Energy and Petroleum of Benin.

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the European Union (EU) work together on many collaborative objectives in their joint pursuit of sustainable development.

One key area in which ECOWAS and the EU are collaborating is energy sector governance, at both regional and West Africa national levels. One of the practical instruments available to ECOWAS and the EU to jointly improve energy governance in West Africa is the AGoSE technical assistance project, which is funded by the EU and implemented by ECOWAS with the support of a range of partners.

AGoSE provides ECOWAS Member States (MS) with a wide range of tools and capacity building activities aiming to achieve multiple policy objectives, including the harmonization of regulatory frameworks, reginal integration, improving the investment climate, promoting energy access, supporting the transition to clean and sustainable energy economies and implementing energy efficiency.

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