More than 250 engineers and energy-sector professionals represented their countries in Kathmandu, Nepal, at the first regional conference of the Women in Power Sector Network in South Asia (WePOWER), a forum that aims to promote and…
March 11 2019
Supported by ESMAP and a team of experts from across the World Bank, a new first-of-a-kind initiative is closing gender gaps and creating equitable institutions across Ethiopia’s energy sector.
August 28 2018
Ethiopia is on its way to transition to a middle-income country. Access to adequate and reliable electricity will play a crucial role in its journey.
March 21 2018
ESMAP's support to the Power to the Poor program helped provide interest-free loans to female-headed households, enabling 83,000 of them to get an electricity connection.
November 7 2017
ESMAP helped men and women in Vietnamese communities living around the Trung Son Hydropower project to gain equal access to benefits such as resettlement compensation and training. Women have also strengthened their participation in…
August 29 2017
The Challenge and Approach Imagine waking up at 4 AM to prepare meals for your family on a biomass stove. For 3 to 4 hours, your home is filled with toxic smoke that burns your eyes. You also might need to collect firewood, which adds…
July 13 2017