Suku Maya Majhi is preparing the Nepali Dal Bath, with lentils and steamed rice in her new kitchen, equipped with an on-site built improved cookstove (ICS) which replaced the old traditional stove.
While many in the energy sector are of the mindset that bigger is always better, Solar Sister knows from both experience and data that for people living in last mile communities, small clean energy solutions can have transformational impacts. Solar Sister’s approach focuses on “first light, last mile.” This means that we prioritize reaching customers who are underserved by the market and the current sector at large with solar solutions… Read more >
Growing from 10 to 3,000 entrepreneurs, Solar Sister has learned many lessons about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to recruitment of women in clean energy value chains. Identifying women who will thrive in our unique business opportunity is critical to scaling Solar Sister’s last mile distribution. Over the past eight years, Solar Sister has piloted and tested a variety of different strategies and one main component has… Read more >
Neha Shrestha is 22 years old. Thanks to the ENERGIA and Centre for Rural Technology Nepal Women’s Economic Empowerment project, she was able to pursue her dream. Now, she owns a beauty parlour shop in Sindhuli district, Nepal. Life goes really fast in some parts of the world. But not in the Sindhuli valley, Nepal, where inhabitants follow the light rhythm and the eternal cycle of day and night…. Read more >
The High-Level Political Forum is an annual conference crucial to review progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Under this year’s theme “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”, from 9 to 18 July, the Forum discussed a set of SDGs and their interlinkages, with a focus to SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy), SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities), SDG 12 (responsible consumption and… Read more >