Category Archives: Business & Investment

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 »

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 »

Off Grid Energy Challenge: RfP for Energy Entrepreneurs in Ghana, Nigeria and Tanzania

March 1, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

The USADF Off-Grid Energy Challenge The U.S. African Development Foundation partnering with USAID and GE Africa to promote innovative solutions that develop, scale-up or extend the use of proven technologies for off-grid energy – reaching communities not served by existing power grids. The 50 African Energy Entrepreneurs for Off-Grid Energy initiative is a $5.0 million challenge which will award 50… Read More »

Women’s Empowerment Fund (WEF) round 3, starting on March 1

February 24, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

Implemented by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the WEF is one of the few financing mechanisms designed to scale effective business models for empowering women energy entrepreneurs. This year, GACC plans to award at least 4 grants of up to US$75,000. To better streamline the application process, the Alliance has split the competition into two phases, as outlined below.… Read More »

Les transformatrices de poisson de Bargny à l’école des fours modernes

February 15, 2016 | By
Mamadou

Les  transformatrices de poisson de  Bargny à l’école des fours  modernes Le marché du poisson fumé pourrait être mieux pénétré par les femmes de Bargny et environs. Grâce à un projet exécuté  par Action solidaire international, elles sont en train d’être équipées en fours modernes  et renforcées sur le plan technique pour un usage  plus efficient et durable.… Read More »