MIT CITE research finds that Solar Sister’s model built on social networks and women entrepreneurs is reaching last-mile consumers. Research also shows that last-mile consumers place considerable importance on local after-sales services and purchasing from people they know and trust when it comes to solar energy. Read full entry.
MEDIOR COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT ENERGIA is an international network of like-minded organisations and professionals, active in Asia and Africa. Our vision is that women and men have equal and equitable access to and control over sustainable energy services as an essential human right to development. To achieve this, we: contribute to energy access for all by scaling up the delivery of energy services through women-led micro and small businesses, advocate for… Read more >
GWNET offers an energy-sector specific, global mentoring programme for women in junior/middle management positions. Since the success of a mentoring relationship depends to a high degree on the compatibility of mentor and mentee, GWNET will select with great attention the most perfect possible match for any mentee, drawing from a significant pool of willing and suitable mentors. The mentoring programme will last for 12 months and start in March 2018…. Read more >
Blog Series contributed by Energy 4 Impact – #3 of 3 A recent evaluation study examining the effectiveness of Energy 4 Impact’s Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) project in rural Senegal, reveals increased business acumen and confidence among trained women entrepreneurs, as well as increased awareness of clean energy products and their benefits among the local populations. However, more needs to be done to build last mile energy markets. The… Read more >
Gender issues: Energy access can be transformed from an obstacle to an opportunity for women’s empowerment through the integration of women into the energy supply chain, as well as supportive policies. Organizations in India are working to expand energy access and empower women by boosting incomes, expanding skills and strengthening self-confidence. Over time, these efforts will enable a woman to have greater influence over herself, her family, and her community…. Read more >