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
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 >