How do you get sustainable energy solutions to more than two million people in the most remote areas — the last mile — of Africa and Asia? And how do you make sure the solutions are really used? The answer is as brilliant as it is simple: appeal to the power of women.
At the most basic level, women are the main providers and users of household energy. At the same time, they are disproportionately affected by the lack of energy and tend to be overlooked as key stakeholders of energy initiatives. When women gain access to quality energy services, this has multiple poverty reduction impacts: on health, income generation, and family.