27 November 2020 | Gender equality is both a necessary condition and a strong catalyst to achieve universal energy access by 2030. At the intersection of gender equality, clean and affordable energy access and sustainable economic development, the connection between SDG-7 and SDG-5 offers an untapped array of innovative solutions and a pool of talents that traditional approaches are likely to miss.
Women Entrepreneurs as Key Drivers in the Decentralised Renewable Energy Sector – Best Practices and Innovative Business Models, a new publication by ARE, supported by GET.invest, aims to:
- Highlight the essential role that women play in energy access and sustainable socio-economic development in rural communities;
- Serve as inspiration for innovative gender-sensitive approaches to consolidate gender equality at each level of the DRE supply chain
The report showcases 17 case studies from ARE members, demonstrating how gender equality can be consolidated at each level of the DRE supply chain. Additionally, the report features core recommendations for DRE companies, CSOs, private investors and international funding partners.