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Joint ECOWAS-Energy Charter Regional Energy Governance Forum and Training Programme on Improving Energy Governance and Promoting Regional Cooperation in West Africa

On 15 November the joint ECOWAS-Energy Charter Regional Energy Governance Forum and Training Programme on Improving Energy Governance and Promoting Regional Cooperation in West Africa in Cotonou was formally opened by the Deputy Minister of Energy of Benin and representatives of the Energy Charter as well as the EU.

ECOWAS is considered one of the pillars of the African Economic Community. It was set up to foster the ideal of collective self-sufficiency for its member states. As a trading union, it is also meant to create a single, large trading bloc through economic cooperation.

With support of the EU and the continued implementation of our cooperation under the AGoSE project on energy governance, aim of this programme is to bring together regional partners in order to foster cooperation and to improve Energy Governance with the help of  discussions between stakeholders and best practice examples.