ECOREG regional meeting for the validation of technical regulations for the application of regional standards in the field of energy

The members of the Community Committee on Technical Regulations (CCTR/ECOREG) of ECOWAS Member States (met on 27 and 28 October 2020 to validate technical regulations relating to (04) draft implementing regulations on regional standards for electrical appliances and equipment. 
The workshop was organized in two (2) sessions attended by representatives of the ECOWAS Commission, the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the Improved Governance of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Sector in West Africa Project (AGOSEREE-WA) and the West Africa Competitiveness and Quality Infrastructure Project (WACOMP-WACQIP).
After an introduction on ECREEE's activities on regional standards for electrical appliances and equipment, representatives of Ministries in charge of energy and CCTR/ECOREG members from Member States (except Ghana, Guinea and Nigeria, absent) reviewed the four (04) draft implementing regulations on regional standards ECOSTAND 071-1: 2017, ECOSTAND 071-2: 2017, ECOSTAND 053: 2016, ECOSTAND 054: 2016.
the work of the workshop conducted by the President of ECOREG, Mr. KASSOGUE Seydou (Mali), assisted by the rapporteurs Mr. KIEMA S. Wilfried (Burkina Faso), Mrs. FERNANDES Ludmilde (Cabo Verde), themselves supported by Mr. Kamara MEHEFOLO (WACQIP) and Mr. Ibrahim SOUMAILA (AGOSEREE-AO, GIZ/ECREEEE) made it possible to validate the projects unanimously.
In addition, the workshop enabled the JTRC/ECOREG members of the Member States to report on the status of the establishment of inter-ministerial committees of technical regulations in the States, to update the list of ECOREG members and to identify the next documents/files  to be submitted to ECOREG.   Mr. Aka Jean Joseph KOUASSI, WACQIP Senior Technical Advisor, seized this opportunity to recall the process that led to the establishment of ECOREG, its missions and especially the relevant link between the work carried out by ECREEE and ECOREG's mission. It was in the presence of Mr. Bah SAHO, Acting Executive Director of ECREEE, and Mr. AJOKU Kemji, representative of the ECOWAS Commission.
At the end of the workshop, the participants also expressed their gratitude to ECREEE and GIZ for taking full responsibility for the workshop and to the ECOWAS Commission for the support provided for its organization by videoconference.

Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 21:30

This program is funded by the European Union with the technical support of UNIDO, the implementing Agency

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