#Standtall: Gender Mishap – Derivative Paroxysm in the Energy Sector in West Africa.

April 6, 2015 | By

I had gone to my secondary school few days back to collect my S.S.C.E certificate urgently needed to complete my university’s final clearance. I waited for about an hour before the principal arrived. Immediately she walked in she shouted “up NEPA” to my dismay. This slang is the greatest hymn title for the average Nigerian. I could see… Read More »

Are societal expectations on gender roles limiting the potentials of girls and boys?

April 6, 2015 | By
Vera Monteiro

Very often, when discussing the negative impact of social constructions on women and girl’s potentials, the assumption is that it is all about the battle of the sexes: who can and who should do what. Moreover, the norm is to assume that ‘gender’ refers to women. It is, however, important to note that ‘gender’ refers to both men… Read More »

#Standtall: Alleviating poverty through access to quality training courses for women on renewable energy systems. The Fandema case study

April 2, 2015 | By
Mbolo Association

The Fandema Women Development Centre project called “Mbollow” Association of Tujereng village West Coast Region, a renewable energy project, has reaffirmed its stance to contribute its quota to national development through empowerment of women and girls. The project, which currently shelters 80 young women and girls in various fields of interest, has so far graduated 30 students who… Read More »


March 31, 2015 | By

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency’s(ECREEE) campaign on #Standtall has been gaining traction since its launch and the staff of ECREEE, today, turned it up a notch by personalizing the campaign – defining what it means to them and why they are in support of  it. The #Standtall campaign is an ECOWAS campaign with global… Read More »

Youth writing contest on Gender and Energy: SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!

March 23, 2015 | By

“#STANDTALL” The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has launched a writing competition, as part of its global campaign on addressing gender inequalities in energy access. Dubbed #standtall, the campaign and competition aims to inspire young people to lead the transformation for inclusiveness and equality in the energy sector in West Africa by encouraging them to… Read More »