Approximately 3 billion people still cook with solid biomass using inefficient stoves and 1.3 billion have no access to reliable electricity. The majority of these communities are located in the rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa and India and have no established method of reliable access to grid electricity or clean cooking technologies
Our mission is to promote the central role that women must play in clean energy entrepreneurship and in addressing climate change. To this end, the wPOWER Partnership has a vision to empower 8,000 women in clean energy entrepreneurship to deliver clean energy access to 3.5 million people globally by 2018.
The mission highlights 3 linked goals: