The global energy transition offers unparalleled employment opportunities. Recent evidence shows that DRE solutions have enabled unprecedented opportunities for women in rural communities. An estimated 30-37% of SMEs in emerging markets are owned and operated by women.
DRE solutions can boost rural business development and improve women's incomes and decision-making power. Hence, rural women must be empowered to be active participants in the entire renewable energy value chain - as entrepreneurs, employees, innovators, designers, and decision makers, contributing to the expansion of energy access.
The 7th webinar under the PWCET series will have experts from the industry and public sector discussing the opportunities and constraints that low-income women face in accessing livelihoods in each level of the DRE supply chain. The interventions will be followed by a panel discussion and audience interaction.
Senior Officer, Business & Market Development
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