By Melissa Ruggles* Ghana has made great progress towards equalising energy access this year with the launch of its Social and Gender Integration Plan (SGIP) in October. Ghana’s Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) will oversee implementation of the action plan, which aims to ensure greater energy equality by addressing social inequalities among men, women and vulnerable groups of citizens, such as the elderly, socially excluded and disabled. ENERGIA and NRECA were… Read more >
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 >
Check out our latest project update: an infographic displays the work we’ve been doing on gender-inclusive access to energy in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan.
5. The role of the private sector in scaling up energy access Lead partner: Environmental Economics Policy Research Unit (EPRU), South Africa branch of Environment for Development, Sweden Professor Martine Visser is in charge at EPRU for this research area. Consortium: Nuru East Africa Ltd (Nuru) Nuru Energy is an award-winning, for-profit social enterprise providing off-grid energy to rural markets. Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) – Rwanda Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)… Read more >