Survey on Developing an ECOWAS Regulation on Gender Assessment in Energy Infrastructure

Research by the World Bank, USAID, ENERGIA and other gender and energy practitioners has shown that the impacts of energy infrastructure projects on the lives of the male and female population have been uneven.   Despite the importance of incorporating gender considerations in energy infrastructure development, the practice is not wide-spread. To fill the gap, the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is developing a Regulation on Gender Assessment in Energy Infrastructure that will set the stage for member states to make Gender Impact Assessment a requirement for energy infrastructure projects.

In order to inform the development of the Regulation, ECREEE is seeking input from energy sector practioners through an online survey on current gender impact assessment practices in the energy infrastructure sector both in the ECOWAS region and internationally. The survey results will be included in a background study that will help shape the Regulation.

We invite you to participate in this ground-breaking initiative by taking the survey at by October 24, 2016 and to forward it to colleagues who might be able to offer some additional perspective.

Please click here to take the survey.

A French version is available here and Portuguese version is available here

If you have any question about the survey or encounter any technical difficulty while taking the survey, please contact Catherine Diam-Valla at