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)


ENERGIA, the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy, scales up the delivery of energy products and services by strengthening women-led energy enterprises, thus contributing to SDG 7 to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Founded in 1996, ENERGIA also advocates for gender mainstreaming in energy policy and creating the evidence base for incorporating a gender lens, through its practice and research.

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With nearly 25 years of on-the-ground experience working with women in countries affected by conflict, Women for Women International (WfWI) understands that a program addressing empowerment of marginalized women is not only the right thing to do, but also the key to rebuilding communities devastated by conflict and war. Founded in 1993, WWI has served more than 462,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict with the support of individuals, corporate and foundation donors, partners, and governments.

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