This year, the world celebrates the 8th of March 2020 with a renewed momentum building up everywhere for providing modern energy access to the unserved, disproportionately the rural women.
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities, (UN).
eepBp recognizes and shouts out for the wonderful women out there selflessly sacrificing their time, knowledge and energy in advancing the interests of more women in terms of providing access to modern energy for the betterment of the overall society up to now and in to the future.
In eepBp, it is also our hope that tomorrow would be better off with the work we do today as a society in reaching out to more women and people with more modern and cleaner energy sources at a scale and faster.
This year, Ethiopia celebrates the 8th of March 2020 with a significant progress in expanding the access to modern energy and reforming to new business models, yet still with an overall electricity access coverage of not more than 44% (March 2019), and with 90% of households dependent on Solid biomass fuels (fuelwood, charcoal, animal dung, and crop residues) as the main sources of cooking(SNV Ethiopia, 2018).
eepBp belives we all can contribute in lighting up more houses, cooking healthier, studying conveniently, keeping our hygiene better, working more productively by employing more cleaner energy and calls every one especially women champions to reflect on the progress made and act more so that we live no one behind in 2020 and thereafter.
Ethiopian Electric Utility Working to Broaden Opportunities for Women in the Power Sector
Ethiopian Women in Energy Network Relaunching Program Took Place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Today
Assessment of Ethiopian Energy and Power Business Updates from Policy to Implementation, October 2019