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Women Sustainable Energy Program

This project started in February and ended in July 2022, with the objective to develop empowerment and capacity building, in order to promote gender equality and equity in the development of the energy sector, in accordance with the commitment made by ALER with the Gender and Energy Compact.

 

This  initiative was developed by ALER with the support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and is part of the Project “Strategic Program for the Promotion of Investments in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the Electricity Sector of São Tomé and Príncipe ".

 

In this program, weekly training and empowerment sessions, webinars, workshops, conversations with inspiring women, mentoring and networking sessions were promoted. Allowing our candidates to develop new skills in order to the elaborate and implement their own projects.

 

PESM winner – Delícia Loloum, from São Tomé and Príncipe

 

The winning project, announced at the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Energy in São Tomé and Príncipe, was awarded with a financial envelope to support its execution, in the amount of 5000$. Nevertheless, the quality and diversity of the projects developed by the Program candidates are worthy of being highlighted as it constitutes an opportunity for these women entrepreneurs to enhance the use of renewable energy to generate economic activity, employment and increase profitability, but also to improve the quality of life, health and safety of their communities, promoting the balance of natural resources.

 

Discover the projects of this Program and help turning them into a reality!

 

Access our candidates projects and watch videos of the projects by clicking on the photo of each candidate. The videos are available with English subtitles, to access the subtitles press the "Subtittles - C", second button on the right lower corner.

 

Through ALER, entities, companies and individuals can contribute financially, with equipment or know-how, so that these projects are implemented in the field. For this purpose, we will create platforms to concentrate and channel resources for each project, more information coming soon.


Adama Aua Balde
Guinea-Bissau

SOLAR ENERGY | IRRIGATION

 

The Sintchã Bonco Agricultural Cooperative project aims to use solar energy to power a motor pump that will increase horticultural production, also contributing to the income of women gardeners and young people who work in the gardens along the banks of the River Geba, reducing the pollution from the use of diesel-powered pumps, enabling the supply of vegetables in the markets of the Bafatá and Gabú regions and in order to increase the diversity of vegetables in the diet of families in the Project's intervention areas.

 

E-mail: adamaauabalde79@gmail. com

 

Learn more about this project here.

Alércia Monteiro
Cape-Verde

SOLAR ENERGY | IRRIGATION

 

The "Pumping and irrigation system, with the use of photovoltaic solar energy and automation" project aims to dimension and automate a borehole water pumping system for water supply used for irrigation, in order to minimize the drought impacts , using a photovoltaic solar system.

 

E-mail: monteiroalercia302@gmail.com

 

Learn more about this project here.

Ana Furtado
Pumping Water System

SOLAR ENERGY | IRRIGATION

 

The "Pumping water system" (SBAR) project aims to promote agricultural production, generate employment opportunities and improve the quality of life of people who live by collecting sand in Ribeira das Pratas on Santiago Island in Cape Verde.

 

E-mail: gleisavarelafurtado@gmail.com

 

Learn more about this project here.

Artemísia Lopes
Cape Verde

RENEWABLE ENERGIES |  EDUCATION & EMPOWERMENT

 

The project "Educating to change - Renewable energies a door to the future" aims to train women and young people from the educational community of the Salesian School of Arts and Crafts of Mindelo in Cape Verde, regarding renewable energies, so that they can be self-sufficient financially and contribute to a healthier environment.

 

E-mail: artemisia.lopes@salesianos.cv

 

Learn more about this project here.

Delicia Loloum
São Tomé and Príncipe

MINI-HYDROELECTRIC | TOURISM

 

The Sociedade Vanha, LDA project, represented by its partner and co-manager Delícia Loloum, aims to contribute to the diversification of income from a spice plantation and artisanal distillery, with the creation of a Customer Service Center powered by mini-hydro energy.

 

E-mail: deliciasdasilhas@gmail.com

 

Learn more about this project here.

Eunice Landim
Cape-Verde

SOLAR ENERGY | WATER AND ICE PRODUCTION

 

The project "Unit for the production of ice, treatment and packaging of fish" aims to create an ice production unit using only sustainable energy. This project intends to be a viable alternative of sustenance for the women heads of families who are dedicated to the sand collection in the Municipality of Tarrafal de Santiago as a way to support the family expenses.

 

E-mail: aeunicelandim@gmail.com

 

Learn more about this project here.

Irina Mendes
Guinea-Bissau

SOLAR ENERGY

 

The project "A Luz do Sol Energia Renovável" aims to guarantee access to economic and sustainable energy in the communities of Canhobe and Tame, in Guinea Bissau, guaranteeing access to public lighting.

 

E-mail: irinamendes87@gmail.com

 

Learn more about this project here.

Laura Reis
Cape-Verde

SOLAR ENERGY | COMMUNITIES

 

The "More energy, less cost" project aims to install photovoltaic systems in homes at a fixed monthly price, in order to reduce the cost of energy production, reduce non-technical losses, improve the quality of life and empower inhabitants of the districts covered by the project.

 

E-mail: laura.psdreis@gmail.com

 

Learn more about this project here.

Ricardina da Veiga
Cape-Verde

SOLAR ENERGY | COMMUNITIES

 

The "Praça Viva" project aims to create a Community Cafeteria, with free internet distribution and lighting, as well as the promotion and development of various dynamic activities in Praça de Eugénio Lima: Rádio Praça; Community cinema; Table Games; Open Conversations, lectures and workshops.

 

E-mail: cacailp2014@gmail.com

 

Learn more about this project here.

Silênia Mendes
Guinea-Bissau

SOLAR ENERGY | FOOD PRESERVATION

 

The "Midjer Balente" project aims to create a container supported by photovoltaic solar energy that will allow the conservation of fruits, vegetables and fish, in order to offer a quality product, reduce waste and increase the income of the sellers and their families. Also, at this location, there will be services offered such as: production and sale of ice, charging of mobile phones and computers.

 

E-mail: s.mendes@tese.org.pt

 

Learn more about this project here.

Sónia Veiga
Cape-Verde

SOLAR ENERGY | FISH CONSERVATION

 

The "GEVILAR" project aims to develop a new option to make ice available for fish conservation, in the town of Vila, Tarrafal Municipality (surrounded area) of Santiago, for fishermen and fish sellers, adding value to fish and avoiding loss of quality and, consequently, loss of yield.

 

E-mail: saveiga30@gmail.com

 

Learn more about this project here.

Tinita Samba
São Tomé and Príncipe

SOLAR ENERGY | VEGETABLES PRESERVATION

 

The Kê de Holticultula Project consists of the installation of a cold camera, for the conservation and storage of vegetables and other agricultural products in the community of Monte Café in São Tomé and Príncipe, supported by photovoltaic solar energy.

 

E-mail: tinitasamba@gmail.com

 

Learn more about this project here.

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