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Aware of the need  to work together to promote transition to clean energy systems  for enhanced energy security, supporting central human capabilities, as well as ensuring a safer environment against climate change African states founded the African Biofuel and Renewable Energy Company in 2009 to promote the uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Africa. The Company was initiated and founded after a study financed by the Carbon Finance Assist Program of the World Bank. In its first phase of operations the Company raised financial support from the member countries of the organization as well as six financial institutions. Click here for the list of the founding partners of ABREC. (link to the page on partners).

In 2012 the Company became self- funded in line with its aim to act as an independent advisory body to the public as well as to the private sector. Having obtained the status of a diplomatic organization the Company now aims to mobilize further funding through a series of strategic partnerships.

The Board of Directors responsible for decisions regarding operations of the Company works to ensure strategic direction of the operation of ABREC. Headed by the Director General of ABREC the Board is the decision making body for core activities including identifying   potential projects, providing technical assistance to governments and seeking to mobilize financial resources for clean energy and energy efficiency investment. The headquarters of the Company based in Lomé host a compact team that works to ensure cohesion in the implementation of the work program of ABREC. Click here to view members of the Board of Directors of the Company.


Organizational structure

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Founding members
  • BIDC
  • BOAD
  • IEI
  • member 7
  • Benin Benin
  • Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
  • Cap Vert Cap Vert
  • Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire
  • Gambia Gambia
  • Ghana Ghana
  • Guinea Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau Guinea Bissau
  • Mali Mali
  • Niger Niger
  • Nigeria Nigeria
  • Senegal Senegal
  • Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
  • Chad Chad
  • Togo Togo

Place de la Réconciliation, Route de la Nouvelle Présidence
07BP: 13388 Lomé - TOGO
Tel. : +228 22 53 66 00
To contact us please email infos@saber-abrec.org

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