Vienna, Austria [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] The governments of Ireland and Italy recently announced increased financial commitments to the REEEP (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership). The funding will be targeting least developed countries in Africa with a focus on energy efficiency.“REEEP is an ideal mechanism to help secure funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency activities in developing countries,” said Dick Roche, Ireland’s Environment Minister. Ireland and Italy have been donor countries to the REEEP since its inception in 2002. A Call for Proposals will be issued shortly that will target finance-related energy efficiency and renewable energy activities in six African nations. Priority for funding from Ireland will be given to projects in Ethiopia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The Italian funding for REEEP will be targeting projects in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.