WASCAL and the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) continue to work together to promote green hydrogen in West Africa. Under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Energy of the Republic of Cabo Verde, the two Institutions have organized a capacity-building workshop for Energy Directors from the sub-region on Green Hydrogen Technologies and Applications: Global Trend and Opportunities.  

In the words of one of the participants at this workshop, “Green hydrogen is an emerging issue. It is imperative for us, as key players at the national level, to master the scope of the issue and be aware of all its implications in order to better inform, raise awareness and convince decision-makers to adopt and promote green hydrogen in our respective countries.’’

During the two-day workshop, experts shared their insights and expertise, providing participants with a comprehensive overview of green hydrogen and its applications, green hydrogen market and economy, and green hydrogen regulation and standards. Participants also engaged in discussions on the implications of integrating green hydrogen into national energy strategies, exploring regulatory frameworks, and investment opportunities. The workshop also provided a platform for networking and collaboration among Energy Directors, fostering partnerships and knowledge exchange for future initiatives in the region.

This capacity-building activity aligns with the region’s goals of imparting a better understanding of green hydrogen and green ammonia production and technologies, the industry challenges and opportunities, economics, and risks as recommended in the ECOWAS Green Hydrogen Regional Strategy and Action Plans 2023-2030 and 2031-2050.

As West Africa stands at the crossroads of a sustainable energy future, the collaboration between WASCAL and ECREEE on this capacity-building workshop signifies a significant step in advancing regional cooperation. Now armed with newfound knowledge and insights, Energy Directors are fully prepared to play a key role in driving the adoption of green hydrogen technologies in West Africa.