ECREEE’s global campaign on Youth Empowerment in Energy receives patronage from the First Lady of Cabo Verde

February 16, 2015 | By
Vera Monteiro

  The First Lady of Cabo, Her Excellency Mrs Ligia Lubrino Fonseca, on Friday, 13 February 2015, accepted to be the patroness of the global campaign on Youth Empowerment in Energy. This was during a meeting held at the Presidential Palace with ECREEE’s staff: Ms. Monica Maduekwe, Ms. Vera Monteiro and Ms. Salett Nogueira. At the meeting, Ms.… Read More »

Women’s empowerment and reducing climate change impact: the rationality for inclusiveness and equality in the new global climate actions

February 13, 2015 | By
Vera Monteiro

The issue of gender equality in climate change adaptation is as much about efficiency and effectiveness of limited resources, as it is about equality and equity. Poor women face many gender-specific barriers that limit their ability to cope with and adapt to a changing climate; these must be removed in the interests of both gender equity and adaptation… Read More »

ECREEE/AFDB/NREL ORGANIZES KICK-OFF MEETING TO LAUNCH THE PROJECT FOR THE FIRST EVER GENDER AND ENERGY POLICY IN HISTORY

February 10, 2015 | By
ECOWGEN

An inception workshop to launch the project on developing the ‘ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access’ has been scheduled for 24 February 2015, in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The 1-day workshop would take place at the headquarters of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and would be attended by the ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, the… Read More »

ECOWAS’ Commissioner for Gender applauds ECOW-GEN

February 9, 2015 | By
Vera Monteiro

The ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, Dr. Fatimata Dia Sow, was at the ECREEE Secretariat on the 3rd of February, 2015, with two other Commissioners. After a presentation on the Centre’s activities, particularly on the ECOWAS Programme on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access (ECOW-GEN), Dr. Sow expressed her excitement over the programme’s strategy on addressing inequalities… Read More »

ECREEE’S NEW ONLINE GENDER & ENERGY NETWORK – A UNIQUE PIECE OF WORK

February 4, 2015 | By
Vera Monteiro

ECREEE has launched a new online interactive network – The ECOWAS Gender and Energy Network, dubbed the “ECOW-GENetwork”, for professionals working on gender and energy. This network on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access was created to provide professionals with an opportunity to participate in, and support ECREEE’S Gender and Energy activities in West Africa. With a sophisticated design, modern interface, user-intuitive parameters,… Read More »

ECOWAS pioneers the first regional gender and energy policy

February 4, 2015 | By
ECOWGEN

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) would be setting a new benchmark, as far as gender equality and energy access goes, through its “ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access”. The Policy, which aims to address inequalities that exist in energy production and consumption, would be the first of its kind. The Policy is being… Read More »