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Women in African Power


Period
2015 - ongoing

Implementing agencies
Power Africa

African partners
Government, Other public body, Private sector, Civil society

Names of African partners involved

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Single donor, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
USAID

Geographical scope
Continental

Countries where active
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad Republic, Comoros, Congo, Libya, Dem. Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali Republic, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger Republic, Nigeria, Principe, Rwanda, Senegal Republic, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia Republic, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Western Sahara, Mauritius

Sectors
Renewables, Non Renewables, Electricity, Energy Efficiency

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Grid connected generation, Mini-grids, Stand-alone off-grid

Type of intervention
High-level initiative (upstream)

Type of technical assistance
Dialogue and networking, Information and analysis, Policy support / institution building, Skill development / training

Gender focus
Yes

Climate focus
No

Type of financing

Main objectives
Launched by Power Africa, Women in African Power is a network aimed at promoting the participation and elevating the presence of women in Africa’s energy sector. Women in African Power is made up of a diverse group of women leaders and emerging leaders, representing government, private sector, civil society, and academia. The network provides a regional platform for networking, information exchange, mentorship, and exposure to new business opportunities.

Main activities
Manage a network of members, share knowledge and access to resources with our members, host events to build members’ professional networks, work with international media to feature the successes of our members, and hold skills building webinars.

Comments

Sources
https://www.usaid.gov/power-africa/newsletter/feb2016/advancing-roles-of-women

Contact information
Denise Mortimer, Policy Analyst dmortimer@usaid.gov.

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