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  • By Sheila Oparaocha On May 14, the International Energy Agency (IEA) organized a Summit on Clean Cooking in Africa. The summit was co-chaired by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania H.E. Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan, the Prime Minister of Norway H.E. Jonas Gahr Støre, the President of the African Development Bank Group Dr. […]

  • Growing Solar Sister’s Women-Centered Clean Energy Last Mile Distribution Network to Combat Energy Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa In sub-Saharan Africa, over 940 million people lack access to electricity, and over 700 million must cook with dangerous fuels like firewood and charcoal. Since 2009, Solar Sister has been combating energy poverty across sub-Saharan Africa by recruiting, […]

  • Energy 4 Impact is Mercy Corps’ energy platform, working to accelerate progress toward a more sustainable, climate resilient and equitable future for all. The platform’s goal is to accelerate advancements in achieving universal, sustainable modern energy, leveraging its potential to tackle critical development and humanitarian challenges. Energy 4 Impact empowers communities to confront climate change […]

  • This year’s International Women’s Day theme is Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress. ENERGIA wholeheartedly embraces this theme. Women are key in addressing the Social Development Goals (SDGs), dealing with the world’s biggest challenges today.  These goals, including SDG7 of ensuring affordable and clean energy for all by 2030, can only be met if women are […]

  • By Thabit Mikidadi and Tjarda Muller At the 28th UN FCCC Conference of Parties in Dubai in December, 2023, the President of Tanzania launched the Africa Women Clean Cooking Program (AWCCSP). This initiative aims to empower women and girls across Africa, by providing access to clean cooking technologies. President Samia Suluhu Hassan emphasized the program’s […]

  • January 26 was declared International Day of Clean Energy by the United Nations, as a call to raise awareness and mobilize action for a just and inclusive transition to clean energy for the benefit of people and the planet. At ENERGIA, co-convening partner of the Gender and Energy Compact, we fully support this initiative and […]

  • 2023 has been confirmed as the hottest year on record. So isn’t it time to banish spiralling temperatures to the history books? You can help by boosting our search for brilliant Global South energy innovators. Kick off the New Year with something quick and easy: sharing the news that entries to the 2024 Ashden Awards […]

  • In the ENERGIA Phase 7 program “Women Driving the Energy Transition and Climate Justice” we work with five partners in six countries, supporting women energy entrepreneurs and productive uses of energy. In the coming years, we aim to reach 2,500 new women entrepreneurs and 2 million consumers in last-mile communities. One of our longstanding partners […]

  • By Tjarda Muller, ENERGIA From September 4 to 6, Kenya hosted the first Africa Climate Summit ever. For three days, Heads of States from across Africa convened to address the ever-worsening effects of climate change and the energy crisis that put the lives of millions of people in harm’s way.  Worldwide, 733 million people still […]

  • Hilaria Paschal’s home in Madukani, Tanzania along the edge of Tarangire National Park, is a flurry of activity. On a hot Thursday afternoon, a village meeting wraps up nearby, and then a spontaneous performance including drums and dancing springs up in front of Hilaria’s home. Behind them, a group of basket weavers works patiently on […]

  • As a part of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2023, the Government of Iceland, the Gender and Energy Compact – led by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy, and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) – and Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), co-hosted a side event entitled “Harnessing gender data […]