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Launch of Women Empowerment and Gender Equality (WEGE) Policy and Ministerial Advisory Council

The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mr Gwede Mantashe yesterday, 31 August 2021, launched the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality (WEGE) Strategy which is aimed at ensuring that women become active participants in...

AfDB channeling money to local and women-led business in Nigeria

The African Development Bank will loan $50 million to Nigeria’s First City Monument Bank (FCMB) to channel to local enterprises and women-empowered business in agribusiness, manufacturing, healthcare and renewable energy businesses.
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AfDB country gender profiles highlight prevalence of stereotypes

African women are still disproportionately affected by poverty and the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating gender equalities, according to new country gender profiles developed by the African Development Bank.
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Research into gender and energy makes for better decision-making

The African Development Bank, Climate Investment Funds and ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy have jointly launched country briefs offering new insight into gender and energy in Africa.
Digital Energy Festival for Africa: gender based violence

GBV: How access to electricity is empowering women

Digital Energy Festival for Africa asks: "What's light got to do with it?"
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Sudan: Unlocking renewable energy to expand energy access

The United Nations Development Programme has released a roadmap to unlock the potential of Sudan’s renewable energy and expand energy access.
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Battery rental project delivers affordable energy in Sierra Leone

The collaboration has produced pay-per-charge smart battery packs to address the lack of grid electricity in the country.
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GreenCape claims prestigious award for gender empowerment

South African non-profit organisation GreenCape, has been awarded the Top Gender Empowered Company in the Energy and Utilities sector award at the prestigious Standard Bank Top Women Awards at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. Employing mostly...