Leveraging efforts for scaling energy access through women centric business models

Tuesday, April 4th: 16:45 - 17:45 - Mezzanine


Energy access and gender equality are both reflected as important goals in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. While the two are often discussed separately, they are inextricably linked. Over the past few years, a number innovative business models around women’s energy entrepreneurship have gained traction. NGOs and the private sector are finding it profitable to engage women (and their networks) as part of the workforce in promotion, sale, servicing, and financing of off-grid electrification solutions, as well as in leadership positions in energy sector organizations. This session will discuss the success and value add of women-centric business models and how to take such approaches and investments to scale, while also harnessing socio-economic benefits.

Soma Dutta Programme Coordinator ENERGIA
Manuel Barron Assistant Professor of Economics Pacifico University, Peru
Ram Prasad Dhital Executive Director Alternative Energy promotion centre, Government of Nepal
Neha Misra Chief Collaboration Officer and Co-founder Solar Sister
Radha Muthiah Chief Executive Officer Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves