ECREEE and UN Women launch €5 Million Investments Facility in West Africa


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CTCN National Designated Entity of Senegal Professor Issakha Youm represented CTCN at the press conference, where the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), a Climate Technology Network member, and UN Women launched the 5 million euro gender-responsive investments facility in West Africa. Professor Youm expressed the importance of facilitating technology transfer for women and the climate. 

The ECOW-GEN Facility is a small grant facility which aims to provide technical and financial support to upscale the deployment of projects that simultaneously promote gender equality and improve energy access in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region. The Facility will run from June 2016 – 2019, and will operates through three components:

  • The ECOWAS Women’s Business Fund;
  • The Women’s Technical Exchange program; and
  • Women’s Economic Empowerment through Energy for Productive Uses.

For more information, please see the attached ECOW-GEN Facility Programme Document or visit.

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