As the only female staff working at RESCO, a renewable energy service company established under the Sumba Iconic Island platform, Jetty Arlinda Maro, 26, has to work twice as hard as her male colleagues to prove her capacity. Unlike those men, she is not only responsible for electrical installations, she is also the facilitator and administrator in charge of making sure of the completeness of all the necessary documentations in… Read more >
By Peyton Fleming/SEforALL Ajaita Shah talks at laser-fast clip, eager to get to her next thought. Her Indian solar company, Frontier Markets (FM), is moving even faster, eager to capitalize on one of the most untapped and challenging markets in the world. With solar costs plummeting and solar startups popping up everywhere, Shah’s six-year-old enterprise stands apart. In addition to being profitable (a rarity among solar startups in emerging markets),… Read more >
ECREEE, CTCN and PFAN have launched a call for proposals for women-led sustainable energy enterprises in West-Africa, as part of the CTCN/ECOWAS Project on Mainstreaming Gender for a Climate-Resilient Energy System in West Africa. Women-led businesses employing clean energy solutions to facilitate women’s economic empowerment in the ECOWAS countries and seeking investments of up to USD 50 million are invited to apply by the 20th of November 2017. More information
Energy experts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) validated and adopted the ECOWAS Directive on Gender Assessments in Energy Projects, during a 3-day workshop held from 26 – 28 June 2017 in Accra, Ghana. A groundbreaking achievement for the advancement of women’s human rights in energy development, the Directive aims to ensure that vulnerable and marginalized persons are not excluded as participants in and beneficiaries of energy… Read more >
Energy Sector Management Assistance Program has developed a self-paced e-learning course on gender and energy equality. The course is meant for social development and energy specialists, policy makers, practitioners, and members of civil society interested in learning about the linkages between gender equality and energy using recent research, data and country level experiences. Course topics, materials and registration are available here.