Promoting the Central Role of Women in Clean Energy Entrepreneurship  
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August 2017 Edition

The Future Energy Forum - Astana Expo 2017
The Future Energy Forum of Astana EXPO-2017 was the place to be in August! wPOWER joined renewable energy experts, practitioners, international organizations and NGOs to mark a new chapter in the story of global discussions on dealing with climate change. The event aimed at promoting international exchange, discussion and innovation about the present and future of sustainable energy and development. Read more..
wPOWER recieves Social Capital Markets Scholarship (SOCAP)
In collaboration with the Global Development Institute (GDI), wPOWER will be participating at the 2017  Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) Conference. SOCAP is world’s leading conference on activating the power of capital markets to drive positive social and environmental impact. wPOWER and GDI's proposal on ' Changing the narrative for women entrepreneurs ' was one of the highly voted sessions in a competitive process, organized by SOCAP.
wPOWER will use this opportunity to advance its message with emphasis on empowering women entrepreneurs to succeed in their businesses.
John Hopkins University
John Hopkins University (JHU) is an American University, with a tradition of leadership in education, research, and health care across the globe. The JHU School of Public Health hosts a multidisciplinary Centre for Global Clean Air to develop sustainable solutions to solve the problem of Household Air Pollution in low and middle-income countries. 
World Energy Council- Kenya Member Committe e
WEC is the largest global network of energy leaders and practitioners dedicated to delivering a sustainable energy system for the greatest benefit of all. Founded in 1923, the Council is an UN-accredited global energy body, with more than 3000 member organizations and nearly 100 member committees.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused 3.2 million deaths worldwide in 2015
3.2 million deaths are caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). According to a recent report, the main risk factors for COPD are smoking and air pollution, followed by household air pollution. Read more...
About the Heat Maps: Progress and Challenges on Sustainable Energy
Achieving universal energy access for billions of people who lack these services is a core focus of SEforALL.  They have recently launched Heat Maps , that capture information outlining the gaps and needs on key sustainable energy topics. 
The Sustainable Power of Women
How do you achieve sustainable energy for over 2 million people in the most remote areas of Africa and Asia? How do you ensure these solutions are really used? The answer is as brilliant as it is simple: appeal to the power of women. Read more ...
Paving the way for Clean Energy in Kenya or moving backward
The growth of a country is closely tied to the pace of development of its energy resources. While Kenya is boosting its installed capacity, it needs to prioritise this growth through clean energy sources... Read more...
Three Billion People Cook Over Open Fires ― With Deadly Consequences
In Guatemala, locally made cookstoves are helping combat toxic smoke—but economics and tradition keep many people from using them.
Smoke-free Kitchen Project launched in Nepal
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves officially launched a comprehensive set of activities to promote smoke-free kitchen communities in Nepal. Read more..
Energy 4 Impact's Women Intergration into Renewable Energy (WIRE) Program
What should you keep in mind when designing a women-focused entrepreneurship intervention? wPOWER shares lessons from Energy 4 Impact's Women Integration into Renewable Energy (WIRE) Value Chains initiative. Read more...
Invisible and ignored: air pollution inside the homes of Nairobi’s residents
Air pollution is a serious problem in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The solution is to be set around addressing the problem of indoor air pollution – the presence of air pollutants in homes, offices and classrooms.. Read more...  
Maasai Women Bring Clean Energy to Rural Villages in Kenya, Tanzania
Solar power and clean-burning stoves are saving lives and changing fortunes in the Maasai lands between Kenya and Tanzania. Women are leading this clean energy revolution. Read more..
Solar Sister Bringing Light & Jobs to African Women
Solar Sister  brings light and jobs to women, who then bring solar solutions to their communities. They also help women build businesses selling solar-powered products. Read more...
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About the Partnership on Women's Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER)
Partnership on Women's Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER) was established by the U.S Department of State in January 2013. wPOWER is promoting the central role of women in clean energy entrepreneurship, and in addressing climate change.

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