Category Archives: Policies & Strategies

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 »

Survey on Developing an ECOWAS Regulation on Gender Assessment in Energy Infrastructure

October 10, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

  Research by the World Bank, USAID, ENERGIA and other gender and energy practitioners has shown that the impacts of energy infrastructure projects on the lives of the male and female population have been uneven.   Despite the importance of incorporating gender considerations in energy infrastructure development, the practice is not wide-spread. To fill the gap, the ECOWAS Center… 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 »