ECREEE Receives US$ 1 Million Grant to Promote Women in Energy

March 8, 2017 | By
ECOWGEN

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has been awarded a grant of US$ 1 Million for its project on “Feasibility Study on Business Opportunities for Women in a Changing Energy Value Chain in West Africa”. Funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Infrastructure Project Preparatory Facility… Read More »

Approaching Energy Access Differently: How West Africa is putting Women’s Interests on the Table

March 8, 2017 | By
ECOWGEN

Celebrating International Women’s Day takes many different forms, in many different countries and in many different sectors around the world.   In West Africa, and in the energy sector, International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to recognize cutting edge work addressing women’s energy poverty.    In West Africa, ‘ensuring universal energy access by 2030’ is proving to be more than… Read More »

Survey on Developing an ECOWAS Regulation on Gender Assessment in Energy Infrastructure

October 10, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

  Research by the World Bank, USAID, ENERGIA and other gender and energy practitioners has shown that the impacts of energy infrastructure projects on the lives of the male and female population have been uneven.   Despite the importance of incorporating gender considerations in energy infrastructure development, the practice is not wide-spread. To fill the gap, the ECOWAS Center… Read More »

The ECOWAS Women’s Business Fund Project in Senegal goes online

August 19, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

On 13 August 2016, the ECOWAS Women’s Business Fund Project in Senegal, known as Autonomisation Economique des Femmes de la Filière Transformation de Produits Halieutiques (PAAEF) was commissioned and the project officially transferred to the beneficiaries, i.e. the women fish producers in Bargny, Senegal. The commissioning ceremony brought together representatives of the National Agency for Renewable Energies in… Read More »

Ghana launches LPG stove production facility for women by women

August 19, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

A  ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate the production facility for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) was held in Tema, Ghana, on 4 August 2016. The facility is a product of the ANOMENA-ECOWAS Women’s Business Fund project “Promotion of ANOMENA Improved LPG Stoves as a Clean Energy Initiative for Cooking”, working towards contributing to the nation’s effort to reduce her dependence… Read More »