Is entrepreneurship the panacea of women’s empowerment?
Jessica Alderman, Envirofit
How do we approach gender in the energy space in emerging markets? There is a trend among investors to focus on supporting and empowering women’s entrepreneurs but creating space for women across the energy value chain is equally if not more important. Hear from the leading researchers, practitioners, and women’ owned businesses on the front lines of energy access in emerging markets about different approaches to empowering women and what works and doesn’t work and how we should rethink our approach.
Impact investing; Beyond Aid; Climate change; Women's empowerment; gender lens; last mile; entrepreneurship;
Anita Shankar, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (Moderator), Is completing a systematic review on women’s empowerment in the clean energy space in emerging markets and helping to make the business case for empowerment programs. Jessica Alderman, Director of Communications, Envirofit International- has designed, developed and implemented women's empowerment programs across Envirofit's programs in East Africa, West Africa, and India over the past 5 years. Abby Mackey, Grants and Impact Manager, Solar Sisters- has integrated women's empowerment programs as a core part of their business model in East and West Africa. Genevieve Smith, Project Manager ICRW - advices corporations and investors on including gender in the off-grid energy space.
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