Desenvolvimento de Liderança Juvenil no Sector da Energia

March 4, 2015 | By
Vera Monteiro

Apesar de que actualmente  um grande número de pessoas vivem sem acesso a serviços modernos proporcionados pelo acesso a recursos energéticos, a energia continua a ser o fulcro de todo o desenvolvimento sustentável  a nível mundial, tendo em conta os avanços na produção de energias modernas e renovavéis que têm alimentado e desenvolvido economias industriais e não só.… Read More »

How do we go about incorporating gender considerations into Energy Policies and Strategies.

February 27, 2015 | By
Vera Monteiro

Gender consideration into Energy Policies and Strategies is crucial and benefits the society as a whole. Despite the gradual recognition of the importance of gender balance, women still continue to be underrepresented when it comes to crucial dialogue and decision-making for drawing out strategies and policies in the energy sector. Women are major consumers of traditional fuels and… 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 »

ECOW-GEN – An Institutional Empowerment Program of ECOWAS

February 24, 2015 | By
Vera Monteiro

The promotion of equal opportunities and the elimination of all forms of discrimination as it relates to energy poverty are the key elements of the ECOW-GEN program. A condition for the economic growth of countries translates into less poverty and greater prosperity and social justice is to improve the relative position of women and other discriminated groups in… Read More »

Integration to the gender perspective in legislation relating to the energy sector

February 24, 2015 | By
Vera Monteiro

Despite the recognition of the principles of equality and universality of rights to access and benefit of energy resources, persist in several countries an unequal and partial access, control and use of those resources for vulnerable groups and in particular women. The legislative reforms that consecrated egalitarian legal systems were not accompanied by a social transformation that did… Read More »

“ (Em)Powering Women – An energy challenge that can boost economic growth”

February 20, 2015 | By
Vera Monteiro

Energy, throughout history, symbolizes the political, economic and-cultural power not only in the countries but in the communities as well as at the individual level. In the current context, is one of the main resources for the development and quality of life of the people, not only in urban areas but also in rural areas, characterized as a… Read More »