Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States 2015

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December 2015
Ellen Morris, Rose Mensah-Kutin, Jennye Greene, Catherine Diam-Valla
ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

This report contains a fairly comprehensive analysis of the current situation of energy and gender issues in ECOWAS Member States. It outlines the fact that women continue to be excluded from the decision-making process concerning energy policy and also that their human rights continue to be compromised.

The aim of this report is to inform the development of the ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy, which will support national governments in focusing and harmonizing their current efforts at gender mainstreaming, learning from one another, and collectively mobilizing support to achieve the SDGs and the objectives of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative.