Women’s economic empowerment projects receive financial boost

February 2, 2015 | By
ECOWGEN

Two projects in the ECOWAS region have been awarded with €20,000 each, through the ECOWAS Women’s Business Fund. These are the “Promotion of Anomena improved LPG stoves as a clean energy initiative for cooking”, by Anomena Ventures in Ghana, and the “Economic Empowerment of Bargny business women”, by Action Solidaire international in Senegal. The project “Promotion of Anomena improved… Read More »

ECREEE trains staff on mainstreaming gender in programs and projects

February 2, 2015 | By
ECOWGEN

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) took its determination to meet the energy needs of both men and women through the energy interventions implemented by the Centre to a whole new dimension when it trained its technical and administrative staff on incorporating gender factors in the programs and projects ran by the Centre. The… Read More »

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 »