ECREEE Launches #Standtall Campaign with the sponsorship of the First Lady of Cabo Verde

March 20, 2015 | By
Vera Monteiro

ECREEE, with the support and patronage of the First Lady of Cape Verde, Dr. Ligia Lubrino Fonseca, launched #Standtall Campaign on the 18th of March 2015, at the ECREEE Secretariat. The campaign is aimed at strengthening and empowering young women, in particular, to actively contribute to and participate in the development of the energy sector in the ECOWAS… Read More »

Senegalese women make inroads in energy markets

March 13, 2015 | By
GVEP International

An increasing number of businesswomen are joining their male counterparts in developing new energy markets in rural Senegal and providing much needed energy products and services to remote communities. In a bid to support women’s entrepreneurial spirit and encourage their economic empowerment, GVEP and SEM Fund are working with women in Tambacounda and Kédougou to strengthen their skills and… Read More »

#Standtall:ECREEE launches campaign to encourage young women to pursue careers in the energy sector

March 12, 2015 | By
ECOWGEN

  The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is launching a global campaign, dubbed “#Standtall” to raise awareness of the under-utilized potential of women in the energy sector. The message of “#Standtall” is that women and girls should be proud and confident in their qualities, capacities, abilities, talents and skills. According to the Executive Director… Read More »

Women bring solar energy to rural Rwanda

March 12, 2015 | By
GVEP International

Women’s active participation in the energy sector is bringing power to many off-grid communities throughout Rwanda. Nyirahabimana Alphonsine is one such entrepreneur who has taken advantage of the country’s sunlight to provide her community with alternative phone charging solutions. Four years ago, Nyirahabimana Alphonsine and her husband struggled to generate sustainable income as they solely depended on farming… Read More »

ECREEE kicks-off project on developing the pioneering Gender and Energy Policy

March 9, 2015 | By
ECOWGEN

In partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United States-based National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), organized an inception workshop to launch the project on developing the ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access. The workshop brought together over 40 participants including the AfDB’s Special Envoy… Read More »

Gender equality – is this the ideal solution?

March 8, 2015 | By
Vera Monteiro

The month of March is considered to be “the” month for Women: International Women’s Day, African Women’s Day, Women’s History Month in the US and 2015 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. It is most certainly a month for reflection and awareness of the woman’s role in society, what is expected of… Read More »