Skip to: Sheila Oparaocha’s speech at the 2021 Carnot Prize Award Ceremony

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  • On April 30, 2021, the Kleinman Center awarded its sixth Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions in energy policy to Sheila Oparaocha, International Coordinator and Program Manager at ENERGIA. During her over two decades at ENERGIA, Sheila has tirelessly advocated for a more gender-equal energy sector and for women to play a central role in the […]

  • Our International Coordinator and Program Manager, Sheila Oparaocha, has won the Sixth Annual Carnot Prize issued by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania for her distinguished contributions to energy policy. The Carnot Prize is named in memory of the French scientist and father of thermodynamics Sadi Carnot, who recognized that […]

  • This International Women’s Day, ENERGIA and partners celebrate all the women working in the energy sector and stress once more why it is so important to include them in the energy conversation and action. Globally, 789 million people live without access to electricity and 2.8 billion lack access to clean cooking. Women are disproportionately impacted […]

  • More than twenty individuals gathered virtually to kick off ENERGIA and partners’ first Gender and Energy Innovation Facility Bootcamp. Over five days, NGOs, CBOs, social enterprises, financial institutions, consultants and research centers working at the nexus of gender and energy, explored how to drive change and develop innovative ideas to address persistent gender challenges in […]

  • Together with our partners, we have helped nearly 5,000 women energy entrepreneurs across Africa and Asia over the past five years. Through their sustainable energy businesses, these women work to create a better future for their families and their communities. But the corona pandemic has put all of that at risk. They are women who […]

  •   ENERGIA, together with the African Development Bank and the Climate Investment Funds have jointly launched four country briefs on November, 24 during the virtual event “Gender and Sustainable Energy Access in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda”. The briefs contribute to increasing data availability on gender and energy and provide insights for future gender sensitive […]

  • For the shift from fossil fuels towards renewable energies to be genuinely sustainable on both the environmental and social levels, it needs to be just, to leave no one behind during the process. Climate change impacts men and women differently. As the main caretakers of families and households, and providers of food security in many […]

  •   Access to clean energy and cooking technologies is pivotal for people’s livelihoods and a sustainable, equal and equitable socio-economic development. In this realm, women play a key role in the promotion, deployment and progress of clean energy. However, because of cultural norms, they experience social, political, and economic barriers, further hindering their participation in […]

  •   The corona-virus crisis is putting a tremendous strain on the global economy and public health systems, as well as on the energy supply and access systems that support them. It highlights and magnifies inequalities and the multiple forms of discrimination that women and girls face, including in the energy sector. The pandemic goes beyond […]

  •   At the start of the Decade of Action towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and on the occasion of the High Level Political Forum, ENERGIA/Hivos and the Ministry of Kenya, together with key partners, hosted a virtual side event to take stock of the efforts needed to enhance the ambitions in the clean cooking […]