Africa: Hungry for energy

africaHave you ever imagined that your need would be the purchase of a more efficient stove in order to be able to buy more food for your own children?

This scenario may sounds extreme but it seems to be the case for a lot of women in Africa. And this is only an example from the many problems regarding the use of energy. 

Cleaner cook stoves and rural electrification are all part of energy projects in Senegal that include women in the decision-making process, helping them improve their lives and the prosperity of their families. Watch the video to learn more.

The above video was produced by the World Bank’s Africa Energy team through the support of the Africa Renewable Energy Access Program (AFREA) and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). These programs supported the piloting of gender interventions in 5 countries within the Africa region – Senegal, Mali, Tanzania, Kenya and Benin.

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