Affordable renewable energy solutions exist. We analyze and pilot locally constructed technical solutions such as decentralized solar, biogas and energy efficiency. Through our gender-just climate solutions programme, in which we cooperate with other CSO’s, we identify and promote best practices for women’s leadership in sustainable energy. Our biogas and solar solutions, combined with energy efficiency, save money, reduce air pollution and respiratory diseases.
Sustainable energy services with gender just leadership
The energy sector has a low female participation, and research has shown that this is holding us back against climate change
The firewood is to a large part not from sustainable sources. In Uganda, forests are illegally cut to sell as charcoal. Also in Africa, living in energy poverty particularly affects single-women households.
A survey in a major Uganda showed that 68% of the households being disconnected from energy because of lack of payment were women-headed. We have also seen that in communities that are not connected to a centralized energy provision system, energy poverty is the norm. That is why we focus on creating gender just sustainable energy services for low-income non-connected areas, at a low cost.