Category Archives: Policies & Strategies

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 »

ECOWAS Research Grant Program: Five research proposals to receive funding

May 24, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

On 28 September 2015, ECREEE launched a call for research proposals in policy research. The call was launched under the framework of the ECOWAS Initiative on Youth Leadership Development in Energy, which is one of the five high-impact initiatives of the ECOWAS Programme on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access (ECOW-GEN). The Youth initiative aims to prepare the region’s… Read More »

Webinar on Clean Energy Policy and Finance Technical Assistance

May 12, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

SAVE THE DATE Webinar on Clean Energy Policy and Finance Technical Assistance   19 May 2016 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time | 3:00 p.m. Central European Summer Time Check your local time   The Clean Energy Solutions Center (CESC) is hosting a no-cost webinar to discuss its Ask an Expert technical assistance program, which, among others, provided technical… Read More »

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

April 26, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

  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 »

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 »