The Atlantic has published an insightful report which shows that “energy access programs are an underexplored lever for women’s economic empowerment”. The report by Kathleen O’Dell, Sophia Peters and Kate Wharton from Deloitte addresses questions including: “Under what context does gender equality rise with access to electricity; what are the channels through which this change occurs; and how significant are the economic benefits to women? Can donor institutions and governments reap… Read more >
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.
In its recent publication “Fostering Women’s Entrepreneurship in ASEAN: Transforming Prospects, Transforming Societies” the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) proposes critical actions that can be taken by ASEAN Governments to address the particular constraints facing women entrepreneurs. Those action are foreseen to be taken in conjunction with other key actors, such as the finance sector, entrepreneur associations, international agencies and civil society. The purpose… Read more >
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 >
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 >