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Female entrepreneurship in the Rwandan biogas sector

Thursday, 8 March 2012

For the past one year ENERGIA has been providing technical support to Hivos on their gender mainstreaming strategy for the Africa Biogas Partnership Programme. One of the targets agreed to was increase the number of female mason and biogas company...

One Day on Earth: Women at Work

Thursday, 8 March 2012

On Nov 11, 2011, women from around the world took a moment to answer the question “What does it mean for you to have a job”?  See: www.youtube.com/watch

Ugandan women reduce their energy expenses by buying briquettes and efficient cookstoves

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Umar Karemani makes and sells briquettes and improved cookstoves in rural Uganda, where fire wood and charchoal are becoming increasingly expensive. With GVEP's technical and business development support, he has acquired new skills, which have...

Call For Nominations: Women's World Summit Foundation: 2012 Women's Creativity In Rural Life

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Awarded since 1994 by WWSF Women's World Summit Foundation, the Prize ($ 1000 per laureate and $ 3000 for specific African women’s organisations), honors women and women's groups around the world exhibiting exceptional creativity, courage and...

Total Energy Wiki

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Practical Action and GIZ have launched the Total Energy Wiki, hosted on the energypedia platform, as an online data collection system enabling people and organisations to participate in and contribute to collecting data on energy access in a new...