Advancing the Role of Women in Tanzania’s Sustainable Energy Value Chains

Women can play a crucial role in scaling up energy access, especially in underserved communities across Tanzania. As household energy managers, distributors, entrepreneurs, trainers and technicians – women are in a unique position to connect with communities, increase awareness, deliver sustainable energy products and trusted services. At the same time, addressing women’s energy needs is a prerequisite for poverty eradication. With selling, maintaining and financing sustainable energy products and services, women become active change agents in the energy sector.

Gender equality and inclusiveness is key for achieving universal access to modern energy services in Tanzania. To advance the role of women in Tanzania’s sustainable energy value chains, it is vital that key stakeholders mainstream innovative approaches to proactively engage women in their efforts. At the same time, there is a need to identify challenges that are hindering more deliberate engagement of women in the sector. Solar Sister in collaboration with the UN Foundation-led Energy Access Practitioner Network is hosting a one day stakeholder workshop to engage key sectoral players in greater dialogue around promoting the role of women and ensuring they are a priority in years to come.

The workshop’s objectives are to:

1. Engage key stakeholders to share their successes and challenges in integrating women in sustainable energy value chains in Tanzania,

2. Share new research and evidence on the benefits of successful gender inclusion approaches to advance energy access goals, and

3. Increase awareness of national initiatives and policies in Tanzania to advance the role of women in sustainable energy value chains.

For more information and to register, please click here.