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.
Daw Htay Htay, the owner of a cookstove production unit in the Pathein region of Myanmar, is finally more relaxed and contented. But life has been far from easy for this 57-year-old woman. She was her parents’ only child, and her mother died when Daw Htay Htay was very young. Her father, a ship docker, was unable to support her education past the third grade of primary school, then she… Read more >
Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) was awarded the ADB Civil Society Partnership Award on May 5, 2017, during the 50th Annual ADB Meeting held in Yokohama, Japan. RSPN received the award for the implementation in Buthan of the regional project “Improving Gender-Inclusive Access to Clean and Renewable Energy in Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka”, coordinated by ENERGIA. Read more at: http://www.rspnbhutan.org/rspn-wins-adb-civil-society-partnership-award/ More information on the project can be found… Read more >
Access to energy is critical for women’s economic empowerment: not only can it free up time for other economic activities, but it also offers opportunities to engage into new roles and gain control over economic decisions. Energy 4 Impact’s Alessandra Moscadelli wrote a blogpost entry for Oxfam’s Women’s Economic Empowerment in Agriculture Knowledge Hub. Read the full entry here.
The latest edition of the Sustainable Energy for All Newsletter brings a recap of the SEforALL Forum that took place earlier this month and brought together over 1,000 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and international organizations from 110 countries. Read the full newsletter. ENERGIA’s highlights from the SEforALL Forum are available here.