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 »

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 »