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Approaching Energy Access Differently

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Approaching Energy Access Differently

How West Africa Is Putting Women’s Interests on the Table

International Women’s Day, observed around the world on 8 March 2017, celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political empowerment and achievement of women. Among many other issues, International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to recognize cutting-edge work addressing women’s energy poverty. For example, in West Africa, ensuring universal energy access by 2030 is proving to be more than just a political proclamation; with support from the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Clean Energy Solutions Center and its partners, West African countries are fast-tracking their energy access goals by putting women’s interests at the center of policy solutions.

Report on Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States Launched at COP21

Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Report on Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States Launched at COP21

Report developed in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center lays the groundwork for policy to mainstream gender in energy access

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial, has announced the release of a new report, Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues: Issues in ECOWAS Member States. The report, supported through the Clean Energy Solutions Center Ask an Expert service and developed in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, provides insights on the role of women in energy access and decision-making in the region and laid the groundwork for the development of the ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access. The report was announced at the 21st United Nations climate conference (COP21) in Paris, France, during the ECOWAS side event.

SEAD Contributes to the ECOWAS Energy Efficiency Policy Action Plan

Tuesday, October 08, 2013
SEAD Contributes to the ECOWAS Energy Efficiency Policy Action Plan

Workshop and analysis help advance appliance energy efficiency initiatives in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

As part of its ongoing work with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), SEAD helped deliver a workshop on improving appliance energy efficiency.
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