Category Archives: Awareness & Advocacy

Job Opportunities: UNDP International Consultant on Data Collection on Gender Equality in Public Administration

June 27, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

Location: UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa, Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA Application Deadline: 04-Jul-16 (Midnight New York, USA) Type of Contract: Individual Contract Post Level: International Consultant Languages Required: English and French Starting Date: 18-Jul-2016 Duration of Initial Contract: 40 working days over a period of 3 months Expected Duration of Assignment: 40 working days over a period of… Read More »

Stakeholders meet in Johannesburg to discuss Policies and Regulations for Inclusive Infrastructure

June 16, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

  Infrastructure is an enabler and essential for people to people connectivity, which increases economic activity. We must ask: What are those things women can contribute to  – Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya, Secretary General, Common Market for Eastern & Southern Africa (COMESA) From 9 – 10 June 2016, infrastructure professionals from Africa and rest of the world met in… Read More »

Making Gender Mainstreaming an “Operational reality”

June 14, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

Deconstructing Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access – Part 2 “Gender mainstreaming” is, without a doubt, one of the most trending development buzzwords out there today. However, just because it is used frequently does not mean its application is wide-spread, especially where it matters most – in development interventions. Experiences show that the idea of gender mainstreaming continues to… Read More »

Radio broadcast on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access: ECREEE reaches out to its Creole audience in the rural areas of Santiago, Cabo Verde

May 23, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), through the ECOWAS Programme on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access (ECOW-GEN), is producing a broadcast for a community radio in Cabo Verde to introduce the audience to the topic of gender and gender equality, especially as it concern energy access. The radio program, called “Gender in Focus”, provides… Read More »

Do we #STANDTALL for Girls in ICT? Yes, we do!

April 29, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

ECREEE advocates for Girls in ICT On every fourth Thursday of April the world is officially reminded of the low representation of girls and young women in the telecommunication sector.  An initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Girls in ICT Day is designated as the day to “raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young… Read More »

An Essay on Mainstreaming Gender in Energy Access: Why and how we do it

April 15, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

Deconstructing Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access – Part 1 The ECOWAS Programme on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access (ECOW-GEN) is capitalizing on ECREEE’s authority as a policy think tank to address gender inequalities through the development of innovative policy, regulatory and institutional reform instruments. ECOW-GEN, therefore, brings a unique value to the energy-gender space, not repeating what has… Read More »