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ECREEE and UNIDO organizes a Gender and Energy side-event at the Vienna Energy Forum

June 18, 2015 | By

As a part of the Vienna Energy Forum 2015 UNIDO will host, in close collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), ENERGIA, the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), a side event on the gender-energy nexus – RE-Think the… Read More »

Rwandan couple joins forces to provide their community with energy services

June 11, 2015 | By
GVEP International

An entrepreneur in Eastern Rwanda, that received training in business development and renewable energy technologies from GVEP, is coaching his wife to take on their solar phone charging business and barber shop. When Mbarushimana Vincent started his business in 2009, he solely depended on car batteries to generate the power he needed to provide phone charging services to… Read More »


April 17, 2015 | By
ajang nicholas

#Standtall: WOMANHOOD AND STEM FIELDS- A CASE STUDY IN SUSPENSE. PREAMBLE The plight-‘‘Women absence in stem field ’’ get most uprights minds upset, I am no different either. In my view, it is a disease worth being eliminated. Africa descents from immemorial delegates feeble mind responsibilities to women, a contradiction to stem profession which requires rigorous trainings cope… Read More »

Addressing energy poverty with a gender lens: the program that is pushing the envelope this time

February 25, 2015 | By

The ECOWAS Programme on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access (or simply the ECOWAS Gender and Energy Program or, even simpler, ECOW-GEN) is a need-based, demand driven program that was established in 2013 to optimize the effectiveness of energy interventions in the West African region. ECOW-GEN is not just “another rights movement”, but it is a developmental necessity that ensures… Read More »