The application process for the 2017 Ashden Awards is now open. Awardees will receive up to £20,000 in prize money, tailored support to help scale-up as well as access to new networks and investors. The Awards are looking for pioneering enterprises and programmes demonstrating achievement in 7 areas – details of which along with application process and eligibility criteria can be found here: https://www.ashden.org/apply/international Special category: Clean Energy for Women and… Read more >
Archives for October 2016
Technology and data collection: Allies in women-centric energy access programmes A webinar is organized by IUCN’s GECCO initiative and ENERGIA Energy is fundamental to development. Energy access interventions are designed to reduce energy poverty and have the opportunity of doing so while also addressing gender gaps–i.e., increasing well-being and lifting women and their families out of poverty. As a result of this rationale there has been a surge of women-centered clean energy access programs in… Read more >
Support micro- and small scale women entrepreneurs to become successful business owners is much more than providing them with technical skills. Agency building is at least as important. But what is agency? How do you build, develop or strengthen it? Why is it so important? Unequal relations and standards Merriam-Webster defines agency as ‘a person who is able to act freely without being controlled by someone else.’ In a world… Read more >
Watch an interview with ENERGIA’s International Coordinator Sheila Oparaocha on Himalaya TV, Nepal. Sheila talks not only about the situation in Nepal, but also explains why it is important to include women in the energy supply chain, as providers as well as consumers.
Getting people to understand and care for an issue gets a boost when celebrities root for your case. Our partners running public campaigns to raise awareness on the linkages between poverty, gender inequality and energy access, know this as no other. These campaigns have been endorsed by national celebrities. And it paid off. Together, they have reached tens of thousands of people through social media, performances and TV shows, taking, tweeting, blogging… Read more >