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  • By Sheila Oparaocha In the energy transition discussions, the mainstream narrative assumes that people already have access to energy and that the deployment of large-scale renewable energy projects is the fastest pathway to achieve the net zero by 2050 goal. While this approach is relevant, it fails to take into consideration the reality. This reality […]

  • Abiodun Olubitan is group head of the W Initiative at Access Bank Nigeria, where she leads the Initiative’s work to promote women’s economic empowerment in Nigeria. A huge part of her role involves understanding the needs of Access Bank’s women customers, and then supporting them with access to financing and other opportunities. The W Initiative […]

  • For AlphaMundi Foundation (AMF), applying a gender lens to impact investing is not just about social benefits—it’s a smart business decision. “We’ve seen from the data that when you adopt a gender lens, it’s really not just about the social impact. It creates a positive financial benefit or return to the company,” says Ladé Araba, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Affordable, reliable and sustainable energy (SDG-7) and gender equality (SDG-5), are key drivers for development and economic growth. While SDG-7 is necessary to power productive activities and enable socio-economic development, SDG-5 further catalyses progress, as women are more likely to reinvest their earnings in productive activities and vital services within their communities. To achieve universal […]

  • Date: November 30, 2020 Time: 13:00 – 14:00 CET Location: Virtual event. Register here. (CLOSED)   This IIED Debates event will ask how can we get energy finance to small community businesses in sub-Saharan Africa? About this Event Electricity drives economic development. But many small community-level businesses and smallholder farmers in rural parts of sub-Saharan […]

  • Do you work in Tanzania? Do you have an innovative idea to address gender challenges in energy access and/or clean cooking? Submit your Expression of Interest to participate in the newly launched Gender and Energy Innovation Facility. Successful candidates get to participate in an online-three-day-bootcamp to generate and refine ideas, have the chance to get […]

  •   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 […]

  • Date: November 23, 2020 Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: Virtual event. UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific invite you to participate in a regional workshop […]

  • In order to advance the role of women as agents of change in society and promote best practices within the sector, the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA), Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and the Global Women’s Network for Energy Transition (GWNET), are teaming up to launch a mentorship program for women working in the area of […]