Tue, Mar 08|
Launch Event: EmPower Her, Call for Proposals
Climate Investment Platform's next round of Call for Proposals is aimed at supporting women's energy entrepreneurs. Join us for the launch event with women leaders from CIP partners, and leading women entrepreneurs.
Time & Location
Mar 08, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST
About the Event
The lack of modern energy access has a female face. The disproportionate impact of lack of energy affects health, productivity, caregiving, education, unpaid labour employment and overall quality of life of women and girls. Despite these conditions, women entrepreneurs cultivate and grow small enterprises as they strive towards economic independence and income generation.
But thus far, the energy sector remains one of the least gender-diverse sectors and the few women energy entrepreneurs that exist often face investment challenges beyond their male counterparts. With the demonstrated bias against women in investment decisions, building a robust and equitable energy access market requires a pipeline of commercially viable energy projects by women entrepreneurs and organizations focused on women's empowerment.
The Climate Investment Platform (CIP) - a partnership of UNDP, IRENA, SEforALL, in coordination with the GCF - aims to declutter the climate finance space and drive investments towards clean energy projects. CIP's next call for proposals - EmPower Her will invite clean energy projects that enable productive uses of electricity by women entrepreneurs. The selected projects will receive technical assistance to develop a project concept, develop the business plan, and support subsequent investor outreach.
The launch event programme on International Women's Day:
Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion and Small Business, Canada
Usha Rao-Monari, Associate Administrator, UNDP
Gauri Singh, Deputy Director-General, IRENA
Aminata Dumbuya-Jarr, CEO and Founder of The Freetown Waste Transformers SL LTD
Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala, CEO BukaluPower
Tracey Crowe, Chief of Staff and Senior Director, SEforAll