ADVOCATING FOR CHANGE IN CLEAN ENERGY

The wPOWER Hub continues to take steps towards increasing public awareness about the work of the Hub and that of its partners to demonstrate the critical role of women in the clean energy value chain. The wPOWER Hub Director, Wanjira Mathai and Academic Director Prof Kiama Gitahi, have participated in several high level assemblies where they presented excellent opportunities for raising public awareness for wPOWER Hub activities and thereby highlighting the critical role of women

GRASSROOTS WOMEN IN CLEAN ENERGY VALUE CHAINS

GRASSROOTS WOMEN IN CLEAN ENERGY VALUE CHAINS

A recently developed study by the wPOWER Hub at the Wangari Maathai Institute, indicates that awareness on clean energy benefits in selected areas of Kiambu County in Kenya is relatively low with only 39% citing importance of clean energy, citing negative likely impact of smoke like chest complication and eyes illness. wPOWER Hub (Partnership on Women’s Entrepreneurship in Renewables) is working to unlock this largely untapped potential of women and women’s groups to help fill

Empowering Women through Clean Cooking and lighting Technology and Entrepreneurship

Empowering Women through Clean Cooking and lighting Technology and Entrepreneurship

September 28, 2015 NAIROBI –In efforts to promote the role of women in clean energy solutions to climate change, wPOWER Hub of the University of Nairobi, on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 organized a three day community training in Maragua, Central Kenya, to showcase how clean cooking and lighting technologies play important roles in unleashing the potential of women for a better future. The aim of the event was to raise awareness among the community, that

A KENYAN ENTREPRENUER’S DREAM THAT ENSURES,COOKING DOES NOT KILL

A KENYAN ENTREPRENUER’S DREAM THAT ENSURES,COOKING DOES NOT KILL

Charity Njeri Gachanja, is living her dream of contributing to environmental conservation and women’s health in central Kenya and beyond, through the provision of clean, and affordable energy saving jikos. She was motivated by her mother, who tirelessly worked with Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai at the Green Belt Movement, to plant trees and educate women on the importance of conserving their environment. Her mother also made cooking pots out of clay, and this is where

TRAINING WOMEN ON SUSTAINABLE CLEAN ENERGY ENTREPRENUERSHIP IN HOMABAY COUNTY

TRAINING WOMEN ON SUSTAINABLE CLEAN ENERGY ENTREPRENUERSHIP IN HOMABAY COUNTY

55 participants, mostly women drawn from different women groups in Homabay County, have undergone a three-day intensive training exercise on Sustainable clean energy entrepreneurship, at Karachuonyo constituency,Homabay County. The community training, organised by the wPOWER Hub at the Wangari Maathai Institute was meant to help capacitate grass-root women on their roles and responsibilities in securing a good future for themselves and their communities, through the adoption and use of clean cooking and lighting technologies. wPOWER

wPOWER HUB DIRECTOR, WANJIRA MATHAI AND 28 OTHER AUTHORS EXPLAIN WHY WOMEN WILL SAVE THE PLANET

The environmental NGO Friends of the Earth is bringing out a book with a provocative title: Why Women Will Save the Planet. It is a collection of articles and interviews from 29 leading environmentalists and feminists, meant as a “rallying call” to environmental campaigning groups to no longer neglect women’s empowerment in their work. Friends of the Earth says, the book shall encourage the environmental and women’s movement to join forces, “because social justice and

FUEL EFFICIENT COOKSTOVE MANUFACTURERS,GREENWAY VISIT THE wPOWER HUB

FUEL EFFICIENT COOKSTOVE MANUFACTURERS,GREENWAY VISIT THE wPOWER HUB

The wPOWER Hub today welcomed Ankit Mathur,Co-founder Greenway Grameen Infra, as he made his first stop in Kenya to explore opportunities within the cookstove manufacturing sector.  Ankit Mathur and co-founder Neha Juneja  both alumni of the Delhi College of Engineering formed their for-profit company,Greenway Grameen Infra, a cookstove manufacturing organisation that manufactures cooking stoves which need 65 per cent less fuel than the traditional stove and also produces 70 per cent less smoke.The stoves can also

wPOWER HUB JOINS IN THE LAUNCH OF NEW PARTNERSHIPS AND TOOLS AT PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE

wPOWER HUB JOINS IN THE LAUNCH OF NEW PARTNERSHIPS AND TOOLS AT PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE

The wPOWER Hub at the Wangari Maathai Institute joined a panel of senior leaders in the energy sector to discuss and explore the opportunities and benefits of promoting women’s participation in the power sector during the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP 21). Building cleaner, more climate-resilient power sectors that serve all people will require the inclusion and participation of all stakeholders – including women, who have traditionally been sometimes sidelined from the energy industry. By

AFRICAN NATIONS PLEDGE TO RESTORE FORESTS AT COP21

LYNSEY CHUTEL Published: December 6, 2015, 9:30 am(AP) — Tree by tree, more than a dozen African governments pledged to restore the continent’s natural forests at the United Nations climate talks on Sunday. The earth has lost more than half its forests over the course of human history, according to the World Resources Institute. The deforestation of the world’s tropical forests has contributed to climate change by producing up to 15 percent of global carbon

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