Mr. Eric Bogantes has been selected as the Manager of the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency of the SICA countries (SICREEE), which is part of the Global Network of Sustainable Energy Centers (GN-SEC), which UNIDO promotes.
All fifteen ECOWAS countries are recording COVID-19 cases and, sadly, mortalities. As of July 20, 2020, the region had a total of 107,716 confirmed cases and 1,710 deaths. Besides the citizen health and healthcare sector impacts, COVID-19 has also compounded other developmental challenges, leading ECOWAS member states to seek long-term solutions that will ease the effects of the pandemic on their economies.
The High-level Political Forum in July 2020 under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) follows the theme "Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development ". The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the world into turmoil, disrupting the status quo to an extent that has seldom been experienced before.