ECREEE’s global campaign on Youth Empowerment in Energy receives patronage from the First Lady of Cabo Verde

The First Lady of Cabo, Her Excellency Mrs Ligia Lubrino Fonseca, on Friday, 13 February 2015, accepted to be the patroness of the global campaign on Youth Empowerment in Energy. This was during a meeting held at the Presidential Palace with ECREEE's staff: Ms. Monica Maduekwe, Ms. Vera Monteiro and Ms. Salett Nogueira.

ECREEE/AFDB/NREL ORGANIZES KICK-OFF MEETING TO LAUNCH THE PROJECT FOR THE FIRST EVER GENDER AND ENERGY POLICY IN HISTORY

Praia, Cabo Verde (10 February 2015) - An inception workshop to launch the project on developing the ‘ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access’ has been scheduled for 24 February 2015, in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

WORKING VISIT TO ECREEE - ECOWAS COMMISSIONERS OF GENDER & HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS AND INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Two Commissioners from the ECOWAS Commission paid a working visit to the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) on February 3, 2015 with the purpose to familiarize themselves with the projects and activities of this laudable ECOWAS agency mandated to promote market penetration of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the sub-region.

Women’s economic empowerment projects receive financial boost

Two projects in the ECOWAS region have been awarded with €20,000 each. These are the “Promotion of Anomena improved LPG stoves as a clean energy initiative for cooking”, by Anomena Ventures in Ghana, and the “Economic Empowerment of Bargny business women”, by Action Solidaire international in Senegal.
 

New Studies Released on Lighting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a set of three studies on efficient lighting, with a special emphasis in the ECOWAS region. These studies are in line with the vision of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), which is to ensure the access to energy, with a focus on the use of renewable sources.

Light and Livelihood: A Bright Outlook for Employment in the Transition from Fuel-Based Lighting to Electrical Alternatives