Category Archives: Awareness & Advocacy

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

March 8, 2017 | By

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 »

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

August 19, 2016 | By

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

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 »

Internship Experience at ECOWGEN – ECREEE By Ms Marvelous Bam, Pioneer intern, ECOW-GEN.

July 29, 2016 | By

Internship at ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is by volunteering and unpaid for a specific period of three to six months.  Notwithstanding, the work pressure on the intern is high and the deadlines very tricky. This implies that strong self-motivation, determination and drive are important prerequisite for anyone considering taking up an internship opportunity… Read More »

The Clinton Climate Initiative opens applications for Mentees in its Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE) Network

June 27, 2016 | By

The Climate Change initiative of the Clinton Foundation is inviting applications from female energy professionals for its Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE) mentorship program. Formally Women in Island Energy Leadership Network, WIRE exists to connect women energy leaders from island nations worldwide for the purpose of supporting women’s empowerment in the energy sector through a women 4 women… Read More »