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.
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.
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 […]