Africa

Energizing Equality: sub-Saharan Africa’s integration of gender equality principles in national energy policies and frameworks

A 2017 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Gender Office (GGO) analysis of 192 energy frameworks found that sub-Saharan Africa is the world’s regional leader in acknowledging gender considerations in national energy frameworks. To continue to understand the extent to which gender considerations are being integrated in national energy frameworks across SSA, IUCN GGO, in coordination with Power Africa, conducted an assessment of 45 energy frameworks from 29 different SSA countries.

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Reaching the last-mile: Women’s social and sustainable energy entrepreneurship

With the support of the US State Department’s wPOWer program, Solar Sister partnered with MIT’s Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) to study last-mile customer preferences and evaluate the reach of Solar Sister’s women-centered distribution chain. MIT conducted over 600 interviews in Tanzania with both Solar Sister customers and non-customers. This report highlights the findings.

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