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Celebrating Women's Month



March is Women’s Month!

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is committed to helping the world achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 – affordable and clean energy for all. But our work also contributes to the global push on Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality.

A just and equitable energy transition must involve and empower women as full participants and decision-makers, as well as support economic empowerment and decent job opportunities for women in the growing sustainable energy sector. This is why we have a Gender and Youth programme that aims to expand professional and leadership opportunities for women in the sustainable energy workforce and supports and champions the next generation of women leaders to lead national just and equitable energy transitions.  

Our Women in STEM Training programme, the Women in Clean Cooking mentorship programme, and Open Africa Power are just a few examples of capacity building efforts we’ve led or partnered in to help more than 330 women build successful careers in the sustainable energy sector over the past three years.  


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SEforALL also mainstreams gender across all our programmes, ensuring that our in-country support and advocacy helps advance women’s inclusion and advancement as part of energy access and transition planning. And we support women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses through our results-based Universal Energy Facility.  

Rather than focusing on one day for International Women’s Day, we’ve created a month-long, online campaign to provide a platform for the women we’ve supported, and to advocate for women’s empowerment to achieve a just and energy transition. 

We encourage you to follow our “Women’s Month” campaign and help spread the word globally through our content. We’ll be updating the campaign with new stories, images, and videos throughout the month, so we encourage you to check out the above link every few days and follow us on SEforALL’s social media platforms to see what’s new.

SEforALL acknowledges with gratitude the financial assistance provided to our Gender and Youth work by the governments of Austria, Iceland and Italy, and our core funders the IKEA Foundation, Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet, Lemelson Foundation and the Government of Iceland.