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Making Gender Mainstreaming an “Operational reality”

June 14, 2016 | By

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 »

ECREEE partners with universities in the region to deliver its promise to its young energy professionals

April 26, 2016 | By

  In 2015, the ECOWAS initiative on Youth Leadership Development in Energy was established. One of the five-high impact initiatives under the ECOWAS Programme on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access (ECOW-GEN), the initiative aims to prepare the region’s young women and men to become globally competitive energy leaders, that in future shape and influence energy development in the… Read More »

 ECOW-GEN Participates in the development of the AfHDR on Gender Equality

April 13, 2016 | By

From 30 to 31 March 2016, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a regional workshop on the theme: 2016 Africa Human Development Report (AfHDR) on the Political Economy of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa. The workshop was held in Dakar, Senegal, at Onomo Hotel. The workshop convened representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs)/women groups, government… Read More »

Why we sponsor community driven projects

April 8, 2016 | By

  The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), as an institution of ECOWAS, operates at a regional level convening national authorities, developing regional governing instruments that shape and influence the polity of ECOWAS countries. As a regional organization, ECREEE’s target groups are governments and the apparatus of governments. Although ECREEE’s engagement at this level (supranational)… Read More »

ECOWAS Message on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2016 | By

Our Commitment to Promoting Gender Parity for Energy Access The energy sector contributes significantly to the key pillars of sustainable development – social, economic and environmental. And as a sector still on the way to achieving its goals, the challenges and issues faced by the sector has had negative consequences on women’s lives and livelihoods.  We do know… Read More »

Invest in Africa 2016 Now Available for Download

February 2, 2016 | By

Launched at the just concluded 26th African Union Leaders’ Summit and Assembly, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Invest in Africa 2016 explores the African Union’s objectives for the continent, with particular focus on human rights and gender equality, while also identifying the wide range of investment opportunities that are available. Contained in this year’s issue are exclusive interviews and… Read More »