Dr Indira Shakya, an independent researcher specialising in renewable energy and women empowerment who works with ENERGIA in Nepal, made the case for diversifying energy supply in Nepal and presented some policy recommendations in a recent article available online.
The Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) has published the results of its in-depth gender study which sought to understand the role of women and girls in renewable and energy-efficiency projects of the EEP portfolio. The aim of the report is to share lessons learned from gender-related activities within the projects, and to provide recommendations to project developers on how they can maximise the benefits to their business and the development impact from… Read more >
Experts from across the world traveled to Iceland’s Landsvirkjun power plant in Krafla to discuss how the Accelerator could support social inclusion, gender equality and women’s empowerment in the energy sector. Participants included investors, NGOs, business and philanthropists from a variety of geographies and backgrounds to support the development of the Accelerator in setting out its core objectives for the next 18 months. The meeting focused on better understanding existing… Read more >
A group of remarkable women from Chaung U, Myanmar, redefined adversity as just an inconvenience, with opportunities lurking around the corner. In the process of developing their successful cookstoves businesses, they became role models for other women and demonstrated that perseverance is key for a happy ending. A 25-year-old has an idea Chaung U lies in the dry zone of Myanmar. It is known for its fertile soil, paddy,… Read more >
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 >