Power Kick for Africa 2011- Renewable Energy and Gender


The African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA) held its 3rd international conference in cooperation with ECREEE, on “Renewable Energy & Gender”, from the 27th of June to 1st of July 2011, at the NICON Hilton Hotel, in Abuja, Nigeria. The energy-gender nexus is considered as an important working field of ECREEE. Due to their local availability renewable energies play an important role for satisfying the household energy requirements.

The conference brought together policy makers, representatives from business and civil society, to facilitate a pan-african information exchange. The participants exchanged ideas on policies, technologies and financial mechanisms for the deployment of renewable energies in Africa, in consideration of the fact that gender is a main determinant that defines access, ways of utilization, opportunities and control over all energy resources. As renewable energy could be a tool for gender equality and women empowerment, gender perspectives are a critical component of policy making at all levels. The presentations of the conference can be downloaded below:


Hon. Ms. Elizabeth Thabethe, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, South Africa
Initiates file downloadWomen and the Energy Revolution

Christine K., Director Heinrich Böll Foundation, Nigeria
Initiates file downloadGender and Energy (1), Initiates file downloadGender and Energy (2)

Prof. Abubakar Sani Sambo, Director General, Energy Commission of Nigeria
Initiates file downloadRE Policy and Plans in Nigeria

Mr. Mahama Kappiah, Director, ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency ECREEE, Cape Verde
Initiates file downloadRegional Policy and Potential for RE Development in West Africa

Dr. Rose Mwebaza, Regional Expert on Gender and Climate Change Adaptation, UNDP/African Adaptation Programme, Uganda
Initiates file download"Women's green business initiative"

Mr. Bernard Osawa, Director Renewable Energy, Energy Regulatory Commission, Kenya
Initiates file downloadEnergy Sector Policy in Kenya

Mr. Benon Mutambi, Acting CEO, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda
Initiates file downloadPolicies for the Development of RE in Africa

Mr. Joseph Nganga, CEO, Renewable Energy Venture, Kenya
Initiates file downloadRenewable Energy Ventures Kenya

Ms. Folake Salawu, Senior Programme Officer, Friends of the Environment, Nigeria
Initiates file downloadPopularizing LPG among Women in Nigeria

Mr. Inigo Sabater Eizaguirre, Vice President, Government Relations, Vestas Mediterranean, Spain
Initiates file downloadWind Energy to serve everyone's needs

Mr. Russel Borum, Morningstar Corporation, Sales Engineer, USA
Initiates file downloadMorningstar Solar Controllers

Mr. Kwabena Otu-Danquah, Chief, Renewable Energy, Energy Commission of Ghana
Initiates file downloadGeospatical Toolkit for RE Planning in Ghana

Mr. Karim Megherbi, President, Helios-Energie France, Guadeloupe
Initiates file downloadSolar PV in Sub Saharan Africa

Mr. Yahaya Ahmed, Director, Developmental Association for Renewable Energies, Nigeria
Initiates file downloadThe Save 80 Woodstove CDM Project 2711

Mr. Hervé Azemtsa, Managing Director, S² Services SARL, Cameroon
Initiates file downloadS2_Climate-Change_CDM

Mr. Dipal Chandra Barua, Founder & Chairman, Bright Green Energy Foundation; Member World Future Council, Bangladesh
Initiates file downloadPotential of RE - Example of Bangladesh

Ms. Gifty Baaba Asmah, Executive Director, Daasgift Foundation, Ghana
Initiates file downloadDaasgift Quality Foundation Ghana

Dr. David Jacobs, Director Renewable Energy, IFOK GmbH, Germany
Initiates file downloadRE Financing_Feed-in Tariffs

Ms. Emily McKie, Project Development Officer, DT Power GmbH, Germany
Initiates file downloadDT-Power-MobiSol

Mr. Abduljelil Yesehak, Senior Expert for Technology Transfer, Ministry of Capacity Building, Ethiopia
Initiates file downloadEngineering Capacity Building in Ethiopia

Ms. Zohra Abib, Director, EnR’afrique, Morocco
Initiates file downloadEnR'Afrique

Dr. Jean Pascal Correa, ENDA Energie Environnement Développement, Senegal
Initiates file downloadGender and Energy Services

Prof. Salah Arafa, School of Sciences and Engineering, American University in Cairo, Egypt
Initiates file downloadRE Solutions for Development of Rural Villages & Desert Communities

The agenda and other documents of the workshop are available here. The report of the conference is attached below.