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Women Sustainable Energy Program
Women Sustainable Energy Program

ALER launched the "Women Sustainable Energy Program"!


This program aims to to empower women in order to promote gender equality and equity in the development of the energy sector, in accordance with ALER’s commitment to the Gender and Energy Compact.


Under this program will be developed activities, such as, webinars and workshops, talks with inspiring women, as well as mentoring and networking sessions that will allow the development of our participants skills.


The goals for the Women Sustainable Energy Program are:

  • Promoting gender equality and equity in access to energy;
  • Boosting empowerment;
  • Training for the development of skills in the area of Renewable Energies;
  • Establish contacts within the Energy sector;
  • Skills development through a mentoring program.


To enroll in this program, all the applicants submitted a project idea related  to Sustainable Energy, or a motivation letter in which they presented the reasons why they should be selected. In the end, 22 candidates were selected from São Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde.


This program started in February and is taking place until June, with weekly sessions led by ALER with the support of other partners, such as Territórios Criativos and the Association of Mozambican Women in Energy (MWE).


The program regulation can be read here.


This initiative is promoted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and ALER and, is within the scope of the Project "Strategic Program to Promote Investments in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the Electricity Sector of São Tomé and Príncipe".