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)


Power for All is a global coalition of more than 200 organizations (business and finance, civil society, academic and public sector) campaigning to deliver universal electricity access before 2025 through the power of decentralized, renewable energy (DRE). More than 1 billion people lack access to reliable electricity, a majority of whom live in rural and remote areas. The businesses and public services that support these people also lack power, hindering socio-economic development. Connecting all these communities to the grid will take too long and cost too much. Power for All is working on this challenge in three ways.

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Since 2006, Washington, D.C.-based International Lifeline Fund has worked in refugee and IDP camps, emergency settings, and commercialized markets to enable sustainable access to fuel-efficient cooking technologies and clean water solutions. By establishing localized stove production facilities in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Lira, Uganda, along with developing widespread vendor networks, Lifeline has so far succeeded in distributing and selling more than 265,000 efficient cookstoves that have impacted over 1.4 million lives.

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