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Title: Gender Equity and Mainstreaming in Renewable Energy Policies - Empowering Women in the Energy Value Chain in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Abstract

Using practice theories as the analytical framework, this paper assesses the potential of the Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS) first ever regional policy on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access to produce the desired behavioral changes envisioned. The policy came to fruition after a multi-year, multi-stakeholder effort of research, advocacy, and consensus building; all spearheaded by an institution of the community, the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE). The success of the ECOWAS policy has led to the development of a related regional level legal instrument, monitoring protocols, institutional evolutions, as well as replication efforts in other African regions. The policy's provisions were aimed at changing the mind-sets and, eventually, behaviors of people concerned and were designed in order to increase its chances of successful implementation; however, the onus lies on the constituent governments of the community to provide incentives for its full and effective implementation in order to guarantee its success.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3]
  1. ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Praia (Cabo Verde)
  2. Sustainable Energy Solutions, Glen Ridge, NJ (United States)
  3. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Power Africa
OSTI Identifier:
1504619
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-7A40-72214
Journal ID: ISSN 2196-3010
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2196-3010
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; gender-responsive energy policies; energy access; gender equality; women's empowerment; ECOWAS

Citation Formats

Maduekwe, Monica, Morris, Ellen, Greene, Jennye, and Healey, Victoria M. Gender Equity and Mainstreaming in Renewable Energy Policies - Empowering Women in the Energy Value Chain in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1007/s40518-019-00127-2.
Maduekwe, Monica, Morris, Ellen, Greene, Jennye, & Healey, Victoria M. Gender Equity and Mainstreaming in Renewable Energy Policies - Empowering Women in the Energy Value Chain in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). United States. doi:10.1007/s40518-019-00127-2.
Maduekwe, Monica, Morris, Ellen, Greene, Jennye, and Healey, Victoria M. Fri . "Gender Equity and Mainstreaming in Renewable Energy Policies - Empowering Women in the Energy Value Chain in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)". United States. doi:10.1007/s40518-019-00127-2.
@article{osti_1504619,
title = {Gender Equity and Mainstreaming in Renewable Energy Policies - Empowering Women in the Energy Value Chain in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)},
author = {Maduekwe, Monica and Morris, Ellen and Greene, Jennye and Healey, Victoria M},
abstractNote = {Using practice theories as the analytical framework, this paper assesses the potential of the Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS) first ever regional policy on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access to produce the desired behavioral changes envisioned. The policy came to fruition after a multi-year, multi-stakeholder effort of research, advocacy, and consensus building; all spearheaded by an institution of the community, the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE). The success of the ECOWAS policy has led to the development of a related regional level legal instrument, monitoring protocols, institutional evolutions, as well as replication efforts in other African regions. The policy's provisions were aimed at changing the mind-sets and, eventually, behaviors of people concerned and were designed in order to increase its chances of successful implementation; however, the onus lies on the constituent governments of the community to provide incentives for its full and effective implementation in order to guarantee its success.},
doi = {10.1007/s40518-019-00127-2},
journal = {Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports},
number = 1,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
}

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