Promoting the Central Role of Women in Clean Energy Entrepreneurship 
July 2017 Edition
 Kenyan General Election 2017: Letter to Presidential Candidates

wPOWER has written an open letter to all presidential candidates in Kenya, calling upon them to invest in clean energy infrastructure and technologies to advance Kenya’s efforts to build a clean economy.

The letter sets out three areas the next government should prioritise to acheive this - Support efficient and sustainable cooking and lighting technologies and practices, promote women entreprenuers in their drive to ensure households have access to clean energy and formulate right policies and incentives to support buisnesses and civil organizations in providing clean energy options.

Read the full statement here.

SEforALL hosts first working meeting of People-Centered Accelerator, promoting gender equality, social inclusion and women’s empowerment 

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) held its first design meeting for the People-Centered Accelerator in Krafla, Iceland. Experts from all the world travelled to Iceland’s Landsvirkjun power plant to discuss how the Accelerator could support social inclusion, gender equality and women’s empowerment in the energy sector.  The meeting focused on better understanding existing activities, identifying primary beneficiaries for the Accelerator and developing work streams with priority actions. wPOWER participated in the event. Read more here.

Global Development Incubator (GDI), a not-for-profit organization, is currently collaborating with wPOWER to provide strategic and implementation support as the organization builds an effective partnership to promote the central role of women in clean energy entrepreneurship. … Read more

Project Gaia is challenging development dogma with the belief that all families deserve modern stoves and fuels. Project Gaia and partners are working to  lay the groundwork for a sustainable supply of fuel production both internationally and locally..... Read more

Founded in 1989,  Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP), empowers grassroots women to achieve sustainable progress in underserved communities in India. SSP promotes a unique approach to meet the energy needs of the undeserved communities through  “Sakhis”  (translated into a ‘woman friend’) or women who become clean energy entrepreneurs. .  ..Read more

Pawame, an off-grid energy services provider founded in 2016, provides clean and affordable energy to off-grid households in Kenya. It also develops both software and hardware that drives mobile payment integration, content provision, data collection and analytics with a commitment to becoming the market leader in this field...... Read more

The pace of progress observed in previous years is insufficient to fully meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets by 2030. Here are 10 reasons to keep working to achieve the sustainable development goals.

A recent Energy 4 Impact study found that improved institutional stoves are in high demand, but may disadvantage women cooks in school kitchens across Uganda. This is largely attributable to the unfriendly stove design for womenRead more...

A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that advanced wood-burning stoves designed for use in the developing world can reduce air pollution more than anticipated, because gaseous emissions from traditional wood stoves form particulate matter.. Read more... 

The Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Technology Collaboration Programme, set up under the aegis of the International Energy Agency aims to raise awareness, share best practices, and establish a network for information exchange ..Read more...

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has approved US $21.7 million for the United Republic of Tanzania to finance geothermal explorationRead more... 

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves champions hosted a roundtable on clean cooking at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.. Read more...

Leaving no one behind and lifting us all up: how accelerating access and equality in energy for all can secure the energy transition. Read more..

When it comes to increasing solar’s affordability and bringing off-grid energy within reach of the poor, these trends are encouraging... Read more... 

During a recent workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves spoke with women who are dedicating their lives to increasing access to cleaner, more efficient cookstoves and fuels in Africa. Read their stories here.

As the world faces a record number of displaced population, humanitarian groups have more incentive than ever to explore the best ways to meet their needs. One Electrician's Work Makes a Big Difference at a Hospital for Refugees.  Read more..
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  • The 3rd annual 'Gender-Just Solutions' Awards: Deadline September 4th, 2017
  • 6th Asia-Pacific Biomass Energy Technology & Equipment Exhibition 2017: August 16-18, 2017
  • Household Energy and Renewable Technology for HumanityAugust 17-20, 2017
  • Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo 2017:  October 18 – 20, 2017.
  • Talking business: Microfinance for decentralized renewables in Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: October 9, 2017 .
  • Energy 4 Impact is recruiting a Mini-grid Development and Financing Advisor. Click here to learn 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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