Promoting the Central Role of Women
in Clean Energy Entrepreneurship, Addressing both Energy Poverty
and Climate Change.

We envision a world where women are free of energy poverty and lead the change they need. Partner with us to become a powerful force for progress in the sector.

The Issue of Our Time

2.7 billion

rely on inefficient cooking and heating practices

5 hours a day

spent by women collecting fuel for cooking.

25 %

of all climate changing black carbon arises from inefficient cooking and lighting.

Strategic Priorities

We Build Evidence

Women must play an important role in accelerating the adoption of clean energy technologies.

We Share Best Practices

A partnership approach is needed to address seemingly intractable issues such as energy poverty.

We Advocate

Prioritizing women’s leadership in clean energy entrepreneurship is investing in our future.

Our Impact


Women and Youth trained


People with improved access
to clean energy technologies


Green House Gas (GHG)
reduction (in tonnes)


The Green Belt Movement (GBM), one of the most prominent environmental organizations based in Kenya, empowers communities, particularly women to conserve the environment and improve livelihoods. Founded by Professor Wangari Maathai in 1977, GBM has been playing a critical role in bringing issues relating to forest conservation to the attention of the public.

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Pawame is an off-grid energy services provider founded in 2016, which directly provides clean and affordable energy to off-grid households in Kenya. The Nairobi-based company also develops and innovates software and hardware that drives mobile payment integration, content provision and data collection and analytics with a commitment to becoming the market leader in this field.

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