The ECOWAS Program on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access (ECOW-GEN) since its establishment in 2013 has worked to steer ECOWAS Member States towards the direction of mainstreaming gender in policy formulation, legislative drafting, energy project and program design and implementation, with the intention to promote equality in energy development through equal access to resources and equal contribution to the decision-making processes that shape and influence energy expansion in West Africa.

In line with the ECOW-GEN, ECREEE in collaboration with The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) formulated a “Women and Clean Energy in West Africa (WOCEWA) Project” which specifically works to meet the objective of the policy relating to mainstreaming gender in the private sector and increasing the participation of women as clean energy consumers and suppliers.

WOCEWA project includes the following components:

  • Evaluation studies and Gender equality Index (GEI) mainstreaming in clean energy businesses
  • Institutionalizing gender-responsive investments in national funding program
  • Systemizing gender-responsive information gathering, analysis, reporting, dissemination, and use
  • Project management and cross-sectoral implementation

To be able to collect information on the implementation of the WOCEWA project, ensuring the right data to measure progress and inform decision -making, ECREEE is seeking to recruit a consultant who will also assist in streamlining the annual reporting process, making it easier to create clear, concise, and informative reports for stakeholders in accordance with the requirements of the Terms of Reference (ToR) attached.