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|| Supporting Last-mile Women Energy Entrepreneurs: What works and what does not work
|| International Network on Gender & Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA)
|| Soma Dutta
| Published in:
|| February 2019
|| One billion people live daily without electricity. Close to three billion don’t have access to clean cooking solutions and the exposure to biomass smoke cause millions of deaths each year, mostly among women and children. At the same time, women are the main users of household energy. If properly engaged in the supply chain, women can play a crucial role in moving forward towards energy access for all and the poverty reduction requested by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In this belief, over the past 4 years (2014-2018) ENERGIA has been working towards developing women-led enterprises in the energy sector through its Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) programme and it is delighted to release a new publication titled “Supporting last-mile women energy entrepreneurs: What works and what does not”, result of the work in seven countries with five leading partners.
This new publication examines, analyses and presents models and strategies experienced during the implementation of the WEE programme, describing successful approaches, together with failures. Together with its partners, ENERGIA has supported 4,153 women, delivering clean energy products and services to more than 2.9 million consumers, mostly in rural areas and in low-income communities.
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