The ECOWAS Certification of Sustainable Energy Skills ECSES Committee has validated and approved the examination results conducted in Cotonou, Republic of Benin from the 8TH to 10Th of August 2021. The Scheme is the West Africa’s foremost Regional Certification Body established by ECREEE for all ECOWAS member states with the support of EU, IRENA, GIZ and other partners. The Scheme aims to promote professional competency and quality assurance for the sustainable energy market by certifying sustainable energy professionals that are working in the area of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.
A total number of 44 candidates effectively participated in the exam, out of which 24 were confirmed successful, and are duly certified as Installers of the solar off-grid photovoltaics systems (level 1). Among the successful candidates two were female candidates, thanks to the Deutsche Gesellschafür Internaonale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, for financial support to all female candidates.
This certificate will be valid for a period of 1 year after which each candidate will be required to provide a proof of continuous on-the-job experience, before being awarded a certificate for a 5-year period.
The scheme is part of a series of exams to be conducted in the region in order to promote professional competency in the area of sustainable Energy. These Candidates along with the others already certified in Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria will now be able to move across the ECOWAS region to apply their professional skills towards up scaling solar energy technology.
ECREE will continue to engage and support these candidates as well as the other technicians in a bid to improve their technical skills as new technology evolves. ECREEE wishes to express its profound appreciation to their partners - GIZ, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the Exam centres, for the great achievement.
Below if the list of certified technicians