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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • In late 2020, Senegalese entrepreneur Awa Sene was struggling to keep her cold trade business afloat amidst setback after setback. Pandemic-related restrictions led to a sharp drop in sales, and equipment malfunctions put a further strain on her cash flow. She was at the point where she had no choice but to put her cold […]

  • On occasion of “Sixth International Women Entrepreneur Trade Fair 2022” organized by the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal (FWEAN) Ms. Sarmila Tamang Lama has been honored for “being a source of inspiration for all women entrepreneurs by contributing to the economic growth of Nepal through the exemplary work done in the field of […]

  • After an extremely difficult few months marked by health issues, the death of her mother and the financial instability caused by the pandemic, Awa Sène began to resume her commercial activities in October 2021. She picked up trade by selling her fresh juices to children once schools reopened and also supplied chilled food products to […]

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  • In Kenya, few rural households have access to electricity. Most rely on dangerous kerosene lamps, wood and charcoal. Caroline Akinyi is one of the Women Entrepreneurs under the Women in Energy Enterprises in Kenya (WEEK II) project working within Rongo town in Migori County. The mother of two started off her clean energy business in […]

  • Dorcas Mutashi, 26 years old is an entrepreneur selling solar products, improved cookstoves and pellets. Her business is located at Kewa village, Lugari sub-county, Kakamega County. Before joining the clean energy business, Dorcas used to work as a casual labourer with Kenya Highways Authority (KENHA) as a cleaner. Due to substandard payment, Dorcas quit her […]

  • This year’s Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue will be held under the Motto: “From Ambition to Action” on 29-30 March 2022. In light of the ongoing pandemic, only a limited participation opportunity is available on site and the possibility is again created to participate in the BETD also virtually with all interactive participation opportunities. Sheila Oparaocha, […]

  • When the pandemic plunged economies around the world into turmoil in spring 2020, small and micro businesses in sub-Saharan Africa were hit hard. On the one hand, such businesses were hamstrung as lockdowns and movement restrictions blocked their access to markets to sell their goods and services, whilst they also contended with interruptions to supply […]

  • To empower women as agents of change in the energy transition, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is launching a mentoring program for women professionals working in energy in Central Asia. The program is part of the OSCE ExB Project on Promoting women’s economic empowerment in the energy sector for energy security […]

  • UNEP and UN Women, together with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), developed a free self-paced online course to provide government officials, policymakers, and financial institutions with the knowledge and skills needed to apply gender equality and human rights-based approaches in their climate-related work. Course: Gender Equality and Human Rights in Climate Action and […]