Category Archives: #Standtall_Competition

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE #STANDTALL CAMPAIGN

July 14, 2015 | By
calistusnonso

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE #STANDTALL CAMPAIGN In brief, the #stand tall campaign was launched to encourage young women to pursue careers in the energy sector. It was conceived by the ECOWAS center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) as a global campaign “to raise awareness of the under-utilized potential of women in the energy sector”. The… Read More »

Winners of the ECOWAS Youth Gender and Energy Writing Contest

May 11, 2015 | By
ECOWGEN

Leading to now, we can all say that it has been a journey for each of our twenty-something young authors. These young women and men, in response to our call for articles, submitted brilliant write-ups that have got us thinking of new strategies for achieving the objectives of closing the gender gap, especially as it concerns energy production… Read More »

#STANDTALL:WOMEN THE HOPE OF AFRICA

April 18, 2015 | By
Tok2benny

Full name: Utukwa Bemshima Benedict Date of birth: 25th October, 1984 Gender: Male Nationality: Nigerian State of residence: Benue E-mail addresses: butukwa@yahoo.com, butukwa@gmail.com Phone contact: +2348165284205, +2348160429146 INTRODUCTION “The importance of science, technology, research and innovation cannot be overstated, they are critical enablers which shape the socio-economic transformation of Nations. In sub-Saharan Africa, they can drastically improve the… Read More »

#STANDTALL: BREAKING THE OLD BOYS’ NETWORK

April 18, 2015 | By
Penesther

“Likewise ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel,…” (KJV Bible. 1Peter 3:7) Presumably, this is where we all got the idea from and it is understandable, as African is known to be the most religious continent. It is well believed that ‘the woman education ends in the… Read More »

#STANDTALL: POLICY BRIEF—CLOSING THE GENDER GAP IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

April 18, 2015 | By
calistusnonso

#STANDTALL: POLICY BRIEF—CLOSING THE GENDER GAP IN ENERGY SECTOR PROBLEM STATEMENT In development literature, investment in women is dubbed smart economics, because of the attendant multiplier effect that accompanies women empowerment initiatives. In terms of energy services, the entire ECOWAS region is under-served. More acutely, observers have noted that the consequences of this energy scarcity is direr for… Read More »