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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 […]

  • In the countdown to 2030, it is more urgent than ever that we mobilize the necessary funding, partnerships, and policies to achieve clean cooking for all and accelerate progress toward global climate and development goals. From October 11-13, the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) and the government of Ghana will host the Clean Cooking Forum 2022 […]

  • 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 […]

  • This blog has been developed by ENERGIA, UNIDO and GWNET and is also posted on the Gender and Energy Compact website.    The Gender and Energy Compact strives to catalyze action towards gender equality and women’s empowerment. In doing so, the signatories and supporters want to accelerate a just, inclusive and sustainable energy transition. This […]

  • Maximizing impacts of energy access: How can green and just energy transitions catalyze development opportunities? Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Time: 13:40 to 14:25 Location: Brussels Expo (Palais 7 and 11), Avenue De Miramar / Miramarlaan, B-1020 Brussels Studio 3 – Lab Debate Register here. (CLOSED). Recordings available here. Energy, as an enabler of development, […]

  • On May 17th-19th leading global energy stakeholders will gather in Kigali, Rwanda for the 2022 SEforALL Forum to take stock of progress, showcase success and identify solutions to achieve faster, broader gains toward sustainable energy for all. It serves as a platform to broker new partnerships, spur investment, address challenges and drive action towards realizing […]

  • 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 […]