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Sectors: Citizenship, Co-op & Development, Education - Training, Employment, Energy, Environment, Human Rights, Humanitarian, Justice - Security, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: International Organisation

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals


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Responsible: European Commission


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The global objective of this call for proposals is to promote women’s entrepreneurship and economic empowerment in the sustainable energy sector/value chain.
This should contribute to gender equality, to the eradication of poverty and to job creation, improving women’s lives and status.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To create jobs and/or entrepreneurship opportunities in developing countries for women;
– To increase capacities of women to operate in the sustainable energy sector;
– To raise awareness within communities, society and local/regional/national authorities on the potential and benefits of sustainable energy and women’s role in sustainable energy value chains.

Among financed actions
– Providing affordable finance to facilitate opportunities for women as entrepreneurs/providers in the sustainable energy value chain, or to facilitate their access to modern and sustainable energy services for productive uses;
– Developing women’s technical and entrepreneurial skills in the energy sector and in energy business through adapted training, education, capacity development, exchange of good practices, etc.;
– Improving the general environment (institutional and societal) for women’s entrepreneurship through political advocacy and/or awareness campaigns;
– Running an adequate system of monitoring and results dissemination, replication of the action.