An Essay on Mainstreaming Gender in Energy Access: Why and how we do it

April 15, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

Deconstructing Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access – Part 1 The ECOWAS Programme on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access (ECOW-GEN) is capitalizing on ECREEE’s authority as a policy think tank to address gender inequalities through the development of innovative policy, regulatory and institutional reform instruments. ECOW-GEN, therefore, brings a unique value to the energy-gender space, not repeating what has… Read More »

 ECOW-GEN Participates in the development of the AfHDR on Gender Equality

April 13, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

From 30 to 31 March 2016, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a regional workshop on the theme: 2016 Africa Human Development Report (AfHDR) on the Political Economy of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa. The workshop was held in Dakar, Senegal, at Onomo Hotel. The workshop convened representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs)/women groups, government… Read More »

Why we sponsor community driven projects

April 8, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

  The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), as an institution of ECOWAS, operates at a regional level convening national authorities, developing regional governing instruments that shape and influence the polity of ECOWAS countries. As a regional organization, ECREEE’s target groups are governments and the apparatus of governments. Although ECREEE’s engagement at this level (supranational)… Read More »

ECOWAS Message on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

Our Commitment to Promoting Gender Parity for Energy Access The energy sector contributes significantly to the key pillars of sustainable development – social, economic and environmental. And as a sector still on the way to achieving its goals, the challenges and issues faced by the sector has had negative consequences on women’s lives and livelihoods.  We do know… Read More »

Off Grid Energy Challenge: RfP for Energy Entrepreneurs in Ghana, Nigeria and Tanzania

March 1, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

The USADF Off-Grid Energy Challenge The U.S. African Development Foundation partnering with USAID and GE Africa to promote innovative solutions that develop, scale-up or extend the use of proven technologies for off-grid energy – reaching communities not served by existing power grids. The 50 African Energy Entrepreneurs for Off-Grid Energy initiative is a $5.0 million challenge which will award 50… Read More »

For female energy professionals: Titbits on moving up the corporate ladder

February 26, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) on Island Energy launched its Women in Island Energy Leadership Network on 25 February 2016, through a webinar with over a hundred registered viewers. The network is an initiative aimed at supporting women’s empowerment in the energy sector through a “women for women platform”, where women will mentor and be mentored. The network… Read More »