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Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice
Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) - Global Forum for Sustainable Energy (GFSE) - Global Environment Facility (GEF) - UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) High Level Energy Forum

29-31 October 2012 | Accra, Ghana
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Highlights for Wednesday, 31 October 2012
ECOWAS-GFSE-GEF-UNIDO High Level Energy Forum
On Wednesday, the Forum's 323 participants reconvened in a morning ministerial session where resolutions on renewable energy and energy efficiency were discussed and adopted. The resolutions serve as the main outcomes of the meeting, focusing on the ECOWAS Policy on Renewable Energy; ECOWAS Policy on Energy Efficiency; the ECOWAS Small Hydro Power Program; and the ECOWAS Bioenergy Strategy Framework. The afternoon was composed of a high-level panel discussion on achieving the SE4ALL in West Africa.
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Group photo of participants at the High Level Energy Forum.
11th Meeting of ECOWAS Energy Ministers
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From L-R: Ahmed Sanogo, Deputy Director of Energy, Ministry of Energy, Mali; Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director, ECREEE; Chair Oluniyi Robbin Coker, Minister of Energy and Water, Sierra Leone; Ebrima Njie, Commissioner for Infrastructure, ECOWAS; Henry Kimber, Minister for Lands, Mines and Energy, Liberia
Chair Oluniyi Robbin Coker, Minister of Energy and Water, Sierra Leone
Ebrima Njie, ECOWAS
Emmanuel Kofi-Buah, Deputy Minister of Energy for Petroleum, Ghana
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Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director, ECREEE
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Henry Kimber, Minister for Lands, Mines and Energy, Liberia
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Ahmed Sanogo, Ministry of Energy, Mali
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Armand Dakehoun, Ministry of Energy, Benin
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Participants during the Energy Ministers' Meeting.
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National flags of the high-level participants from West Africa.
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A participant posing a question to the Energy Ministers.
Sustainable Energy For All - High Level Panel Discussion
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From L-R: Oluniyi Robbin Coker, Minister of Energy and Water, Sierra Leone; Victor James Gbeho, Advisor on Foreign Relations for the Government of Ghana; Irene Giner-Reichl, President of the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy (GFSE); Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo, ECOWAS President; Kandeh Yumkella, Director General of The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); Claude Maerten, EU Ambassador to Ghana
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Victor James Gbeho, Advisor on Foreign Relations, Ghana
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Oluniyi Robbin Coker, Minister of Energy and Water, Sierra Leone
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Claude Maerten, EU Ambassador to Ghana
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Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo, ECOWAS President
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From L-R: Amadou Zakou, African Development Bank (AfDB); Frank Wouters, Deputy Director-General of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA); André Laperrière, Deputy CEO of the Global Environment Facility (GEF); Venkata Ramana Putti, Senior Energy Specialist, Sustainable Energy Department, World Bank; Frédéric Clavier, French Ambassador to Ghana; Olga Cabarga, Ambassador of Spain in Ghana; Micheal Linhart, Director General of Development Cooperation in the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Irene Giner-Reichl, GFSE
Micheal Linhart, Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Frédéric Clavier, French Ambassador to Ghana
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Frank Wouters, IRENA
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Venkata Ramana Putti, World Bank
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Amadou Zakou, AfDB
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André Laperrière, GEF
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Olga Cabarga, Embassy of Spain in Ghana
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Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General of UNIDO
Outside the conference hall
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