Women are disproportionally impacted by energy poverty and climate change compared to men. Yet, they are significantly under-represented in decision-making, design, and delivery of energy solutions; they only represent 32%1 of the renewable energy workforce. To affirm its commitment to increasing access to sustainable energy and addressing gender inequalities, NAMA joined IRENA in the Beyond Food Clean Cooking Platform to promote the deployment of clean cooking solutions to low-income communities.
Scholarship funds for women in the Open Africa Power Training program
Women to be supported with mentorship
As part of this initiative, NAMA has supported the scholarship funding for women participants in the Open Africa Power training program in 2022. The program is an initiative to empower young leaders to drive Africa’s energy transition. It provided a holistic training program that equipped participants with the technical, regulatory, and business skills required to work in the private and public electricity sectors to promote access to clean energy, including clean cooking. The training program reached 150 participants, with over 50% female representation.
To provide an enabling environment for women to access knowledge, services, support systems and resources, through a development network that advances them to reach their highest potential – in short, we are working towards building an equitable world for women.
We build initiatives and programs that serve women from all walks of life
We gather and analyze insights to tackle challenges spot-on to close the gender gap
We rally business communities and other organizations to help us accelerate reaching our goals
We continuously engage the public to support our purpose and initiatives
We ensure constant inter-program co-ordination to maximize our activities and the value they bring