Meeting the Sustainable Development Goal to provide sustainable energy for all by 2030 and creating a gender-inclusive environment in the energy sector will require urgent action of energy practitioners, NGOs, finance institutions, and policy-makers. The ENERGIA and LCEDN workshop in Delhi on April, 3 brought together international researchers, policy-makers and practitioners to look at the key issue: ‘How can taking a gender perspective contribute to increased access to energy services’…. Read more >
Vienna, Austria: Sustainable Energy for All and ENERGIA have come together to launch an interactive website that maps the global landscape of diverse stakeholders working on gender and energy in all corners of the world. The new Faces of Energy website, a project of the People-Centered Accelerator, provides a unique window to governments, businesses, nonprofit organisations, investors, donors and other players engaging on gender equality, social inclusion and women’s empowerment at the nexus of… Read more >
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.
By Melissa Ruggles and Shukri Abdulkadir, ENERGIA At the end of November ENERGIA and its research partners all gathered together thousand metres above sea level in Nepal for a workshop hosted by CRT-Nepal and the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) on Research Area 3 (RA3): The Political Economy of Energy Sector Dynamics on 27 November and the annual meeting of the Gender and Energy Research Programme. The workshop, Women’s Freedom… Read more >
By Melissa Ruggles, ENERGIA The COP23 in Bonn ended nearly two weeks ago, and during the event a number of commitments were made and initiatives sparked. Among them was the launch of the People-Centered Accelerator on the 14th of November, announced by Rachel Kyte of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) alongside ENERGIA’s Sheila Oparaocha and Frontier Markets’ Ajaita Shah. Together, SEforALL, ENERGIA, Frontier Markets and 39 other organisations have created… Read more >