Green People’s Energy for Africa
The initiative Green People’s Energy for Africa of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) was launched in 2017 and aims to facilitate, expand and secure the supply of sustainable energy in rural Africa. It relies on the broad participation of small and medium-sized enterprises, municipalities, cooperatives, public associations and citizens.
With prevailing socio-cultural norms and traditional male-dominated structures, women in Sub-Saharan Africa need more support to attain skills, knowledge, decision-making power and financial means to access energy for the good of the community. As the Green People’s Energy for Africa initiative shows, the future of decentralized renewable energy is equally female and male.