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  • Date: April 27, 2021 Time: 9 am EDT | 1 pm GMT | 4 pm EAT Location: Virtual event Registration: Please register here. The Efficiency for Access Live Q&A will discuss the importance of financing a green recovery through a conversation with investment and industry experts on Tuesday, 27 April. The panellists will take a look back at […]

  • Date: January, 12 2021 Time: 2 pm CET Location: Virtual event. Register: (CLOSED). To access the webinar recording, please click here.   This session focused on women and youth empowerment to catalyse an inclusive energy transition. The Session explored local and innovative solutions that have the power to lead a transformative change in the energy sector […]

  •   Access to clean energy and cooking technologies is pivotal for people’s livelihoods and a sustainable, equal and equitable socio-economic development. In this realm, women play a key role in the promotion, deployment and progress of clean energy. However, because of cultural norms, they experience social, political, and economic barriers, further hindering their participation in […]

  •   The corona-virus crisis is putting a tremendous strain on the global economy and public health systems, as well as on the energy supply and access systems that support them. It highlights and magnifies inequalities and the multiple forms of discrimination that women and girls face, including in the energy sector. The pandemic goes beyond […]

  •   At the start of the Decade of Action towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and on the occasion of the High Level Political Forum, ENERGIA/Hivos and the Ministry of Kenya, together with key partners, hosted a virtual side event to take stock of the efforts needed to enhance the ambitions in the clean cooking […]

  • Oluwakemi Ojewoye is a solar energy entrepreneur in Nigeria. Her business journey started in 2016, when her husband bought a solar lamp from a woman entrepreneur in their district. Regular and long-lasting power cuts impacted their daily lives, leaving them completely in the dark after sunset. The solar lamp made a huge difference to their […]

  • Charlot Magayi is the CEO and founder of Mukuru Stoves, a social enterprise that recycles waste metal to produce clean cookstoves for low-income households. Mukuru Stoves was originally based in Nairobi, selling to urban households, but moved its operations to western Kenya to better serve those most in need. Their business model focuses on partnering […]

  • Neha Juneja is one of the co-founders of Greenway Appliances, the largest clean cooking company in India, with recently expanded operations in Zambia. India’s response to COVID19 has had profound impacts on Greenway. With India having the fourth largest number of COVID cases at the time, the country went into a strict lockdown in March, […]

  • Esther Altorfer joined six years ago, serving in various functions across the finance and operations departments. is a global social enterprise that first launched in Mexico 10 years ago, and has since expanded operations across Latin America, East Africa, and India. Premised on empowering smallholder farmers,’s biogas systems convert animal into clean […]

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has created new and unusual obstacles for industries around the world. The clean cooking and sustainable energy sectors are no exceptions. Women entrepreneurs are rising to the challenge, even as many are bearing additional responsibilities. To better understand these challenges, Sustainable Energy for All, the Clean Cooking Alliance, ENERGIA, and members of […]

  •   An opinion piece by Sheila Oparaocha and Elizabeth Cecelski (ENERGIA), Rabia Ferroukhi (IRENA), Dymphna van der Lans (Clean Cooking Alliance), Irene Giner-Reichl (GWNET), Monica Maduekwe (ECREEE), Ajaita Shah (Frontier Markets) As women leaders working to achieve sustainable energy for all, we are calling for gender equality in post-COVID-19 measures to build back better! Women […]