ECOW-GEN LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE GENDER/ENERGY NETWORK

January 15, 2015 | By
ECOWGEN

ECOW-GEN has launched a new online interactive network for professionals working on gender and energy. The ECOWAS Network on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access will provide these professionals with the opportunity to participate in ECOW-GEN activities. ECOW-GEN is a flagship programme launched by ECREEE to promote socially inclusive energy development in West Africa. It serves as the catalyst… Read More »

ECREEE and AFREA join forces to mainstream gender in energy development in West Africa

January 15, 2015 | By
ECOWGEN

The Gender  and Energy Program of the Africa Renewable Energy and Access Program (AFREA), the World Bank, and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) jointly organized a 3 – day capacity building workshop on integrating gender into energy operations, from 7th – 9th April 2014, in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop brought together over 50 participants from West,… Read More »

NEW ENERGY FUND INCENTIVISES FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS

October 17, 2014 | By
Lima

A new Women’s Business Fund is to stimulate clean energy businesses by women in the ECOWAS region. Set up by ECREEE and supported by the Spanish Agency for International Co-operation and Development (AECID) and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), it will help cut barriers to business enterprise by women. Women’s groups active in the gender and energy field… Read More »

ACHIEVING GENDER MAINSTREAMING

September 4, 2014 | By
Lima

  With gender being a crosscutting issue, the ECOWAS Programme on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access will be implemented in synergy with all other programmes, projects and activities of ECREEE as listed below: Programmes: Policy Development Capacity Development Knowledge Management and Awareness Investment and Business Promotion ECOWAS Bioenergy Programme and its initiative- the West African Clean Cooking Alliance… Read More »

Why Mainstream Gender in Energy Access

September 4, 2014 | By
Lima

Energy plays an important role in eradicating both income and human poverty. Although referred to as the missing millennium development goal (MDG), access to clean and modern energy is critical in achieving all of the eight established MDGs. West Africa is a region where available, accessible and affordable energy services remain a pressing challenge. Whether in terms of… Read More »

What is Gender Mainstreaming

September 4, 2014 | By
Lima

Gender is not synonymous to women, but refers to both women and men. It also refers to the unique roles and responsibilities of both gender groups as defined by society. These social roles and responsibilities influence profoundly the relationship between women and men in the society and, in most instances, determine the resources available and accessible to women… Read More »