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ECOWAS validates its regional Directive on Gender Assessments in Energy Projects

July 17, 2017 | By
ECOWGEN

Energy experts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) validated and adopted the ECOWAS Directive on Gender Assessments in Energy Projects, during a 3-day workshop held from 26 – 28 June 2017 in Accra, Ghana. The workshop was organized by the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in collaboration with the ECOWAS Department… Read More »

Strong statements made for Women Entrepreneurs in Sustainable Energy at Libreville Workshop

June 29, 2017 | By
ECOWGEN

A Workshop on “Women Entrepreneurs and Sustainable Energy in Africa” was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Libreville, Gabon on 13-14 June 2017 under the auspices of the sixteenth African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN 16). The theme of this workshop was “Unlocking Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs in Sustainable Energy”: Towards Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals… Read More »

ECOWAS meeting to validate the regional directive on gender and energy

May 4, 2017 | By
ECOWGEN

From 26 to 28 June 2017, representatives of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will meet in Accra, Ghana, at the Kempinski Hotel, to review and deliberate on the draft Directive on gender assessment in energy projects, at a regional workshop organized by the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE). The Directive establishes… Read More »

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 »

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 »