Tag Archives: #Women

Pushing the limits of gender in the energy space through a Regional Policy

October 26, 2015 | By

On 5 June 2015, the fifteen (15) countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), represented by the energy ministries, adopted the first-ever regional policy on gender-responsive energy development. The ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access is an innovation from West Africa as it is the first time that these two cross-cutting, essential factors… Read More »

NREL joins the #Standtall Campaign

August 27, 2015 | By

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the United States’ hub for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development (R &D).  Funded by the United States Department of Energy (DOE), the laboratory has turned out innovative solutions supporting countries to transition to clean energy development. Now NREL is supporting the transition to clean energy development that is… 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 »