Know an inspiring female leader in the household energy sector and wish to nominate her for a grand award? The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes outstanding female leaders in the household energy sector who are advancing clean cooking solutions in emerging markets. Complete the nomination form here. The Woman Entrepreneur of the Year will receive: Sponsorship to attend the Sustainable Energy for All Forum… Read more >
On October 12, 2017, at the inaugural meeting of its governing council, the World Bank Group launched a US$340 million facility to support women entrepreneurs in developing countries and increase their access to the finance, markets, technology, and networks. According to the Bank, 70 percent of women-owned, small and medium-size businesses in developing countries lack access to finance, which leads to a deficit of almost US$300 billion per year. Women entrepreneurs in… 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
Applications for the Mandela Washington Fellowship of the Young African Leaders Initiative is open from 13 September to 11 October. Launched in 2014, the Mandela Washington Fellowship is YALI’s flagship program. It brings up to 1,000 African civic, business and community leaders aged 25–35 for six weeks of academic coursework, leadership training and networking at U.S. universities. For more information and to apply, please click here.
The Green Climate Fund is seeking a Gender and Social Specialist to mainstream gender in all of the Fund’s operations, policy work and initiatives; to provide support on addressing social aspects so as to ensure the operations’ compliance with the Fund’s Environmental and Social Safeguards; and engendering adaptation and mitigation strategies and promoting practical approaches for embedding social sustainability and gender sensitivity throughout all of the Fund’s work streams. Applicants… Read more >