This study seeks to set the stage for the creation and adoption of an ECOWAS regional legal instrument for conducting gender assessments of energy infrastructure projects, including extraction of fuel sources, storage, generation, transmission and distribution of energy, whether from solar, wind, biomass, fossil, geothermal, ocean, nuclear or hydro sources.
In this webinar, we’ll be joined by several speakers who will speak about their experience with gender & energy policy and practice in the context of rural development. We’ll be guided by questions such as – what must still be done at the policy level to ensure that women and girls have access to energy – and that they benefit from this access?
This webinar recording, “Addressing gender considerations in large-scale energy infrastructure polices and project development” is part of the GECCO Energy Webinar Series.
The ECOWAS region is dynamic and fast growing with many human and natural resources to its advantage, but it is also facing many challenges related to population, infrastructure, social services, security, migration, economy and environment.
The African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (Réseau des Femmes Africaines pour la Gestion Communautaire des Forêts, or “REFACOF”) aims to make concrete, meaningful, and effective contributions to forest governance in order to influence national policies and international frameworks regarding women’s rights and tenure in member countries. Under African customary law, women seldom own or inherit land, and the […]
Forest restoration promises to not only enhance the ecological integrity of degraded and deforested lands but also to benefit the people who rely on those lands for numerous products and ecosystem services. If we are to restore vast areas of the globe – a goal embodied in the Bonn Challenge to restore 150 million hectares […]
Communities in remote, rural areas traditionally lack access to conventional power sources. As these communities have to rely on kerosene or firewood for basic energy needs, pressure on the local environment have increased dramatically having a negative impact on the global environment. It is estimated that one rural family in Africa typically burns 60 liters […]