This statement is the outcome of The Women Entrepreneurs and Sustainable Energy Workshop, which took place from 13-14 June in Libreville, Gabon, alongside the Sixteenth Session of the African Ministerial Conference on Environment. The workshop brought together more than 100 women energy entrepreneurs and experts in energy policy, financing, and capacity building. It was co-organized by UN Environment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Iceland, United Nations University Gender Equality and… Read more >
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More than 100 women energy entrepreneurs and experts in energy policy, financing, and capacity building recently gathered in Libreville, Gabon, for the Women Entrepreneurs and Sustainable Energy Workshop. Their aim was to identify the main challenges that hinder the establishment, growth, and development of women-led micro and medium size enterprises serving in the energy market, including the ‘last mile’. The event also promoted the inclusion of gender equality concerns in… Read more >
Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is developing an action-plan for a public-private initiative focused on gender equality and women’s empowerment and it wants your input. This according to Jane Ebinger, SEforALL’s director of policy, who had a wide-ranging conversation with Power for All, during which she also highlighted the critical need for supporting human capacity more broadly in order to achieve SDG7, the leadership of India and a need for greater country-level… Read more >
POWER FOR ALL FACT SHEET Energy poverty is not gender-neutral: women bear the heaviest burden. Distributed renewable energy can not only empower women economically and socially as end users, but the sector itself can hugely benefit by integrating women across the value chain as designers, educators, trainers, managers, and entrepreneurs. Learn more.
Asia-Pacific has witnessed an unprecedented progress in terms of electrification. Between 2012 and 2014, more than 93 million people gained access to electricity. Yet, the rural-urban divide and other critical gaps in energy access remain. They were discussed at the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2017 within the Increasing Energy Access thematic track, which was co-chaired by our Women’s Economic Empowerment Programme Coordinator Soma Dutta. This post brings some highlights from… Read more >