Survey on Developing an ECOWAS Regulation on Gender Assessment in Energy Infrastructure

October 10, 2016 | By

  Research by the World Bank, USAID, ENERGIA and other gender and energy practitioners has shown that the impacts of energy infrastructure projects on the lives of the male and female population have been uneven.   Despite the importance of incorporating gender considerations in energy infrastructure development, the practice is not wide-spread. To fill the gap, the ECOWAS Center… Read More »

The ECOWAS Women’s Business Fund Project in Senegal goes online

August 19, 2016 | By

On 13 August 2016, the ECOWAS Women’s Business Fund Project in Senegal, known as Autonomisation Economique des Femmes de la Filière Transformation de Produits Halieutiques (PAAEF) was commissioned and the project officially transferred to the beneficiaries, i.e. the women fish producers in Bargny, Senegal. The commissioning ceremony brought together representatives of the National Agency for Renewable Energies in… Read More »

Ghana launches LPG stove production facility for women by women

August 19, 2016 | By

A  ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate the production facility for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) was held in Tema, Ghana, on 4 August 2016. The facility is a product of the ANOMENA-ECOWAS Women’s Business Fund project “Promotion of ANOMENA Improved LPG Stoves as a Clean Energy Initiative for Cooking”, working towards contributing to the nation’s effort to reduce her dependence… Read More »

Job opportunity: The Millennium Challenge Corporation is calling for applications for Senior Director (Gender & Social Inclusion)

August 16, 2016 | By

Do you believe strongly that social equality is critical for achieving sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction; and gender inequality limits the abilities of families to increase their incomes and move out of poverty around the world?  Do you have the knowledge, experience and skills in gender responsive and socially inclusive approaches in analysis; policy and program/project development… Read More »

Internship Experience at ECOWGEN – ECREEE By Ms Marvelous Bam, Pioneer intern, ECOW-GEN.

July 29, 2016 | By

Internship at ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is by volunteering and unpaid for a specific period of three to six months.  Notwithstanding, the work pressure on the intern is high and the deadlines very tricky. This implies that strong self-motivation, determination and drive are important prerequisite for anyone considering taking up an internship opportunity… Read More »