Women's Entrepreneurship

WiAP Webinar: Mastering the Art of Resilience

Power Africa is a U.S. government-led partnership coordinated by USAID. Power Africa launched the Women in African Power (WiAP) network to advance the participation and representation of women within the energy sector across the African continent. The Women in African Power webinar series aims to share knowledge and build the professional skills of women active […]

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In developing countries, 2.6 billion people depend on fisheries as a source of protein and income. In many fisheries, the management is either unsustainable or does not optimize productivity, resulting in forgone losses of more than US $80 billion annually. Though women account for 90% of global fisheries processing roles and 15% of the global […]

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Advancing Gender in the Environment: Gender and Urban Services

Rapid urbanization shifts social, economic, and political dynamics, with particular impacts on women’s empowerment and gender equality. Expanding cities offer a range of urban development opportunities for eradicating poverty and building inclusive, sustainable communities. However, higher population densities, sprawling informal settlements, rural to urban migration, and displacement present pressing urban development and environmental challenges as […]

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Advancing Gender in The Environment: Gender in Fisheries—A Sea of Opportunities

Produced by USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev), USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the guide provides an overview of the unique roles and contributions women make in the wild-caught fisheries sector. The guide also explains how persistent gender inequalities limit women’s economic empowerment, and […]

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A Sustainable Future for All

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Gender Office (GGO) has long believed and invested in the transformative power of equality. Recognizing that gender gaps and social inequities undermine conservation and sustainable development, IUCN GGO works to advance gender-responsive solutions, empowering women and men as change agents to overcome the most pressing of […]

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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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