Category Archives: Business & Investment

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 »

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 »

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR AN ENERGY MARKET STUDY ON PRODUCTIVE USE OF ENERGY FOR SMEs IN SENEGAL

July 14, 2016 | By
Marvelous

Project Name:   Energy Business Development (EBD)                                               Country: Senegal       Deadline: August 7th 2016   GVEP is implementing a programme to support development and growth of energy focused businesses in 4 countries in Africa, including Senegal: The Energy Business for Development (EBD) programme funded by the World Bank through the Russian government and co-funded by ENERGIA. The Objective is to strengthen… 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 »

CALLING ALL ENTREPRENEURS – ECREEE, IRENA LAUNCHES 2ND CALL ON THE ECOWAS RENEWABLE ENERGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUPPORT FACILITY

April 29, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

In West Africa, renewable energy entrepreneurs are at the forefront of efforts to extend access to modern energy services as they are often the best placed to offer tailor-made local solutions. Such entrepreneurs, however, face serious challenges including business management and operations, as well as bringing their innovative ideas to fruition. In order to overcome some of these… Read More »