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Launch of Publication on “Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States”

November 19, 2015 | By

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) will be launching its publication on Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States during the ECOWAS side-event at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) twenty-first Session of Conference of Parties (COP), on 2 December 2015, in Paris, France. According to the… Read More »

He for she on leading women’s empowerment through renewable energy access for productive uses

November 5, 2015 | By
Mbolo Association

I am proud of my decision: returning to my homeland, The Gambia, to give back to my community. In 2003, I migrated with my family from the small coastal village of Tujereng in The Gambia to Torrelles de Llobregat in Catalonia, Spain. While I remained strongly tied to my roots and values from my home country, I did… Read More »

Empowering women through renewable energy access and training. Fandema case study, The Gambia

July 15, 2015 | By
Mbolo Association

On 22 June 2015, UN Women and UNIDO organized a joint field visit to the Mbolo Association Women Training Center in the Gambia. The training center focuses on empowering women and young girls through the use of renewable energy. It was founded in 2010 by the couple Malang, who was born and raised in a village next to… Read More »


April 18, 2015 | By

#STANDTALL: POLICY BRIEF—CLOSING THE GENDER GAP IN ENERGY SECTOR PROBLEM STATEMENT In development literature, investment in women is dubbed smart economics, because of the attendant multiplier effect that accompanies women empowerment initiatives. In terms of energy services, the entire ECOWAS region is under-served. More acutely, observers have noted that the consequences of this energy scarcity is direr for… Read More »