Promoting the Central Role of Women in Clean Energy Entrepreneurship 
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May 2017 Edition
  Launch of the Strategic Business Plan 2017 - 2020 for Kenya

Practical Action (East Africa Office) launched the Strategic Business Plan 2017 -2020 , that will guide their work in the country.

Practical Action’s 2030 ambition is to transform the way technology is used to improve the lives of people living in, or vulnerable, to poverty and their strategic business plan reflects how they will begin this journey in Kenya and East Africa.

Click here to view the report. 
 
 Africa: With or Without The US,  Africa Must Push Ahead  With Paris Climate Pledges.
A handful of innovative companies are transforming how low-income consumers purchase and pay for cooking fuel.
Djibouti, Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia and Ghana have signed the ISA framework agreement to join the International Solar Alliance.
 
  More than 3000 adolescents die every day, totaling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from WHO and partners.
  A UK design consultancy has teamed up with a giant Chinese manufacturer to produce what they say is the  world's most affordable solar lamp.
Energy 4 Impact and the Adventure Project have partnered together to hire and train female clean cookstove producers to become stove entrepreneurs in Kenya.
Getting Africa’s Energy Transformation Right Will Involve Policies, Investments That Boost Diversity. 
 
Over the last 40+ years, the Barefoot College has developed a sustainable and scalable empowerment model that addresses 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals … Read more
SOLARKIOSK has established 200 E-HUBBs in 11 countries. With its own E-HUBB network, SOLARKIOSK sustainably delivered around 20M goods... Read more
Energy 4 Impact creates access to energy for 15 million people across 5 countries in Africa. The growth of these enterprises have enabled the creation of over 9,000 jobs and avoided about 12 million tonnes of CO2   Read more... 

Can Strong Partnerships Circumvent the Challenges of Bringing Clean Energy to Sub-Saharan African Households?
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  • Registration for the Clean Cooking Forum in India (24th -26th Oct)  is now open. Register here
  • The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is soliciting applications for Spark+ Year 1: Investment Readiness Program. The Spark Fund was established to support clean cooking businesses with pre-investment grant capital. Click here to apply.
  • Winrock International is hosting an event for the USAID-funded Developing a Sustainable Cookstove Sector (DSCS) Project (2012-2017) on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. Click here for more information.
  • The Global Challenge Foundation launched their Global Challenges Prize 2017: A New Shape, to find new models of global cooperation. It will award US$5 million in prizes for the best ideas that re-envision global governance for the 21st century. Click here to apply.
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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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