Gender and Energy Network, Ghana (GEDA)
To build greater awareness among government/international community on the importance of gender issues in energy planning and policies, ensuring this awareness is reflected by concrete commitments and actions by governments and development actors to mainstream gender considerations into energy decision-making, train and organize women as energy technicians, operate and maintain equipment, use developed technologies organize outreach, policy advocacy, awareness creation, training and networking.
Adoption / Behavior Change, Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Policy Development, Technology and Fuel R&D
Other Organizational Expertise
Gender Assessments of Energy Sectors
Technologies & Fuels
Biomass (Ag. Residue, Processed Biomass, etc.), Charcoal, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Solar
Other Technologies Fuels
Clean Cooking Activities
GEDA completed a Gender Assessment of the Energy Sector of Ghana, while members have undertaken sensitization and educational forums, created awareness, motivated and encouraged men, government and public policy on gender considerations into energy projects. In addition, GEDA has linked women with international agencies to improve themselves economically and technically and undertaken pilot demonstration units to develop marketable and appropriate energy-efficient, gender-sensitive technologies for benefits.
In the area of distribution, very few stoves have been distributed on pilot basis but the results have been tremendous, with women in the food industry providing meals in local restaurants to thousands of people annually- more than 50 customers per day. Women are so happy and have less health problems as before and would want more assistance to expand.
As a member of the PCIA and now the Global Alliance, GEDA members have already been very active in the activities of the Alliance, contributing membership and expertise to the gender Coordinating Committee and Supply Chain Working Group of the Alliance, and disseminating information and encouraging colleague organizations to join the Alliance. GEDA also recently contributed to the Ghana Energy Plan. This would continue in the coming years, especially working with interested partners in providing institutional stoves for women selling cooked food, processing palm oil, sheabutter and peanut oils and agricultural produce in rural areas. Members have monitored and researched the use of improved cooking technologies on women and how best to improve upon them and collaborated with organizations involved in the manufacture of these technologies and resources to update and produce new equipment beneficial and appropriate to women.
Research have been conducted by members of GEDA Ghana, to find out the most appropriate improved cooking technologies women prefer in conducting their small businesses of fish smoking and frying, sale of cooked food, oil extraction, sheabutter production, etc
Micro-credit organizations have been consulted to help provide credit to enable women purchase, maintain and use improved cooking technologies to eliminate smoke and other problems associated with using biomass. Energy sector organizations have produced many improved cooking technologies, using solar, renewable energy and Jatropha oils.
This dream has been in the pipeline for years but has not taken off due to lack of initial funding. Through the Alliance this can be accomplished to scale up the objective of distributing 100m clean cookstoves by 2020
Regions Operating In
Country Based In
24 Main Road, Community 18
P. O. Box CE 12136
Tema, Greater Accra Region
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mrs. Faustina Boakye
Title: Capacity Building and Publications Coordinator
Phone: 233-208162111Request an Edit to This Profile