Strengthening Gender Equality and Increasing Women’s Participation in the Ethiopian Power Sector

Could on-site childcare facilities boost performance at a national power utility by creating a better workplace for women? Meazagenet Tsegaye at the Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) strongly believes so. As the Acting Head of the Women and Children’s Affairs Department, Ms. Tsegaye’s mission is to advance gender equality within the electricity distribution company. Now, she and EEU have teamed up with Power Africa and the World Bank to explore ways to effectively integrate gender considerations into daily business operations, including provision of on-site child care.

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