Energy for Empowerment: Women’s Access to Electricity in Rural West Africa

March 12, 2021 | Webinar

What can be done to increase rural electrification in a way that works for women in West Africa? Register now to attend this free webinar at 1 p.m. UTC on March 12.

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For people living in the small, rural communities of Nigeria and the Côte d'Ivoire, access to electricity is very limited. Having access to electricity would mean access to time-saving technology that can increase people’s productivity inside and outside of the home. However, linking isolated communities with the national electricity grid can be very costly and calls for alternative, cost-effective approaches. Additionally, electrification is likely to affect men and women differently due to social norms and the opportunities available in the local economy.

In Nigeria and the Côte d'Ivoire, teams of local PEP researchers and policymakers investigated how to increase rural electricity access and the gendered impacts thereof. Members of these PEP project teams will discuss what can be done to increase rural electrification in a way that works for women during a free webinar on March 12, 2021.


Speakers from PEP project teams


Register to attend

March 12, 2021 | 1-2 p.m. UTC 

Simultaneous interpretation (French-English) will be available for this event.

This is the first of three policy-focused PEP webinars. Look out for more details coming shortly.

Photo: Access to energy services as a route out of poverty by GERES





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