Clean energy initiatives that only consider women as merely domestic end-users of inefficient cooking and lighting technologies, ignore the role of women in increasing adoption of clean energy technologies. In relation to engaging women in clean energy initiatives, a study showed that in Kenya, female clean energy entrepreneurs selling improved cookstoves outsold their male counterparts at a ratio of 3:1 (Shankar et. al, 2015). It is also noted that women with access to savings invest 45% more into their businesses than men. Presenting this type of evidence is vital in making a case for the engagement of women in clean energy.
The goal of collating the working with partners in the sector is to facilitate a shift of mindsets to encourage and promote faster adoption of clean energy technologies by proving that sustainable solutions are attainable if women are involved across the clean energy value chain.
Our work in this area:
Evidence Proof Points
The evidence proof points respond to the question; what are the radical measures that are needed to accelerate both clean energy uptake and promote engagement of more women in the sector?