'Jordan' by International Labour Organization ILO via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Credit : Abdel Hameed Al Nasier​/ILO Date : 2019/06 Country : Jordan

A photo of a woman in a bakery, weighing an ingredient.
Improving livelihood opportunities for women and youth in clean energy in MENA countries

16 May 2024

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries have the lowest level of women’s labour force participation in the world, as well as some of the highest levels of youth unemployment. The Economic Research Forum (ERF), a regional network promoting high-quality economic research to develop Arab countries, is conducting research in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Sudan, […]

'Integrated Land, Water Resources and Clean Energy Management for Poverty Reduction - Rwanda Green Fund Investment' by Rwanda Green Fund via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

A landscape photograph taken on a hillside in Rwanda. There are four people in the foreground of the image, who are surveying the land. The ground is mostly soil with a few shrubs of grass growing. There are trees in the background.
Call for proposals: ANDE

1 May 2024

ANDE is launching a new initiative to investigate the significant challenges that women face in clean energy entrepreneurship, through applied research. They will fund actionable research that aims to build the evidence base on the barriers that women face in clean energy entrepreneurship, with a regional focus on Latin America, the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa.   […]

'Manik, a solar pump operator for Nusra' by World Bank Photo Collection via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Call for proposals: 2X Global

12 February 2024

2X Global is launching an innovative research project seeking to improve the outcomes for women-led clean energy enterprises through applied research. This applied research will focus on the regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia Pacific. 2X Global and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) will lead independent research projects […]

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Why should we care about gender equity and youth inclusion in clean energy?

14 December 2023

Concerns about environmental sustainability and fossil fuel insecurity have motivated countries around the world to transition to clean energy sources such as solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal energy, and small-scale hydro.   Since many communities, particularly in developing countries and emerging economies, lack adequate access to energy for their domestic and livelihood needs, the global shift to […]