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GDP Growth in Africa Remains Robust   One Computer for Every Student Access to Electricity for 1 Million Rwandans     ESMAP Five minute video  
Energy to Change Women's Lives in Africa (English - French)   Clean Energy Saving and Brightening in Mali Cambodia: The Neang Kongrey Cookstove Initiative   Power to the Poor | A Gender Lens   Energy and Gender Workshop for South Asia  

Cleaner cook stoves and rural electrification are all part of energy projects in Senegal that include women in the decision-making process, improving their lives and that of their families.


Testimonials in French with English subtitles


  Only about 24 percent of Mali's people have electricity. A series of programs is now working to provide more energy, while safeguarding the environment by using renewable sources. In the village of Bhanh Skhhoul a group of Cambodian women are pioneering the production and sale of the Neang Kongrey cookstove.   Power to the Poor (P2P) provides support to poor and women-headed households that are unable to finance the initial cost of connection to the power grid.   Energy and Gender Capacity Building Workshop in South Asia.  
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   Sustainable Energy: African Women Turn Biogas into Opportunity Solar Power Mali   Solar Saheli IFC      
Bangladesh: Women Empowered by Solar Energy   Sustainable Energy: African Women Turn Biogas into Opportunity Solar Power Energizes Women Entrepreneurs in Mali   Reaching for the Sun: Women in Rural Rajasthan Connect Households to Quality Solar Lights      


Bangladesh has become the world's fastest growing market for solar home systems, thanks in part to IDA - the World Bank's fund for the poorest. Solar energy is not only replacing expensive fuels, it also has become a tool of social change, empowering girls and women.




For Judith in Tanzania, a load of manure is a wonderful thing. She got a loan to buy a couple of cows so she could create homemade biogas fuel to save money on expensive and polluting cooking fuels.


In rural Mali, women entrepreneurs run small businesses powered by mini-grids.



IFC supported Frontier Markets through the mass consumer awareness campaign and also helped them in conceptualizing a concept called "solar sahelis" – friends of solar. 

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