The productive use of electricity (PUE) in mini-grids holds great promise to both agriculture development and the financial viability of mini-grids projects. In Africa, the agriculture sector directly employs about 175 million people, smallholder agriculture is particularly important for women, as around 70 percent of smallholder farmers are female according to FAO. However, agriculture transformation will only happen when mini-grids players engage women. According to ENERGIA, existing mini-grids projects will need to take into account that productive activities, locations, and access to key enablers is different for women and men.
Join us for this live webinar discussion on the opportunities for synergy between the goals of rural electrification with mini-grids, women empowerment, and agricultural transformation in Africa.
Speakers in this webinar will include:
*Mukabanji Mutanuka – Country manager, ENGIE Powercorner, Zambia (Mini-grids Company)
*Okenwa Anayo Nas – Founder/CEO, Nayo Tropical Technology Ltd, Nigeria (Mini-grids Company)
*Jennye Greene – Gender and Energy Enterprise Development Expert, Sustainable Energy Solutions
*Monkgogi Otlhogile – PEAK Platform Manager, Power for All
*Ranisha Basnet (energypedia UG)
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