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ECOWAS and Spain sign US$1.5mn MoU to support gender, agriculture and sustainable energy in West Africa

On 6 December, Omar Alieu Touray, president of the ECOWAS commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth US$1.589mn with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain on support to ECOWAS Specialised Agencies, namely: the ECOWAS Centre for Gender Development (ECDG), the ECOWAS Agency for Agriculture and Food (RAAF) and the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in Abuja, Nigeria

The Spanish Cooperation will make a voluntary contribution to the ECOWAS Specialised Agencies through the ECOWAS Commission as broken down below:

1. A line of US$531.4 will go to the RAAF’s Project for the promotion of Integrated School Feeding Models in West Africa.

2. A line of US$265.6 for ECREEE’s Water and Energy Project for the Increase of Food Security and Socio-Economic Development, corresponding to the first annuity.

3. A line of US$529.1 from ACID’s Ecological Transition Program (FONTEC) will support the project Transition to a clean energy circular economy through the optimisation of high energy intensity value chains in high impact sectors, with ECREEE.

4. A line of US$265.6 will go to the Project of institutional support and promotion of the new strategies of the ECGD within ECOWAS on the promotion of gender equality and the fight against gender-based violence.