ECOWAS, and Spain have inked a €1.4million Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support gender, agriculture and sustainable energy in West Africa.

The MoU was sealed between President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Omar Alieu Touray, and Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain and areas to be supported include; 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).

Fund usage

500,000 euros will go to the RAAF’s Project for the Promotion of Integrated School Feeding Models in West Africa while 250,000 Euros for ECREEE’s Water and Energy Project for the Increase of Food Security and Socio-Economic Development, corresponding to the first annuity.

A line of 498,000 euros from ACID’s Ecological Transition Program (FONTEC) will support the project Transition to a Clean Energy Circular Economy through the Optimization of High Energy Intensity Value Chains in High Impact Sectors, with ECREEE.

250,000 euros 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.