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 »

Renewable energy experts needed to support Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid (BTG) Program in several countries

February 24, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

The Power Africa Transactions and Reforms Program (PATRP) is seeking short- and long-term experts to provide support to Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid (BTG) Program in the following countries: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Angola, Nigeria, and Senegal. Experts will engage in the following activities: Support off-grid and Community-Based Transactions (CBT) for the production of renewable energy addressing financial,… Read More »

Women’s Empowerment Fund (WEF) round 3, starting on March 1

February 24, 2016 | By
ECOWGEN

Implemented by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the WEF is one of the few financing mechanisms designed to scale effective business models for empowering women energy entrepreneurs. This year, GACC plans to award at least 4 grants of up to US$75,000. To better streamline the application process, the Alliance has split the competition into two phases, as outlined below.… Read More »