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16Mar, 2018

Attracting Social Impact Investors

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Joyce Kibet, Founder of Business Advantage presented her enterprise at the 2017 Women in Energy Awards and Conference. With a background in international business, she is able to bring businesses up to the point where they can begin attracting social impact investors. At the prototyping stage of new a venture she strongly cautions against investor involvement where the business owner has low competence and high commitment. Her professional advice is to first seek the counsel on a lawyer. In addition to social impact investors, Mrs. Kibet is a strong proponent…
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16Mar, 2018

Building Consensus for Your Big Idea

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Trained as an electrical engineer, Beatrice Muthoni, is a Renewable Energy Consultant. She is also the 2016 Women in Energy Awards Professional Category winner. Currently, she is working on small hydro energy projects for Kenya Tea Development Authority KTDA. At the 2017 Women in Energy Awards and Conference she talked about selling your idea, having been part of the team that convinced an agricultural firm to transition into the power generation business to feed-in energy to the tea factories. There are ways for women to bolster their position when building…
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16Mar, 2018

LAPSSET Corridor

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Sylvester Okumu, Director General of Lamu Port Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport LAPSSET explained to the 2017 Women in Energy Awards and Conference participants that LAPSSET is a 2,000 km railroad linking port-to-port corridors in Africa. The preliminary engineering designs for the railway have been completed. LAPSSET is funded by Bilateral Agreements and Memorandum of Understanding MOUs. Additional aspects of the LAPSSET project include: Port of Lamu Construction of 508 km of Isiolo-Moyale road—from the Kenya-Ethiopia border, Ethiopia will continue road for another 500 km creating a 1,000 km link between the…
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16Mar, 2018

Women are Capable, Women Face Barriers and Women Rise

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Women are capable: There are about 20 heads of state who are women. In Kenya, the number of County Governors who are women is on the rise. A growing number of business leaders of Fortune 500 companies are women. Fred Gituku, Human Resources Manager at Vivo Energy, shared these statistics with the participants of the 2017 Women in Energy Awards and Conference to share a deeply held belief that women are capable of rising to the top. A study in the US showed that every 30% of women in an…
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16Mar, 2018

Women Forging Ahead in a Man’s World

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Boni Chileshe is the Chief Executive of AECOM, a global engineering firm of 85,000 engineers in infrastructure and energy, namely nuclear, oil & gas, LPG, solar, power generation in hydro, geothermal and other renewables. He is a trained mechanical engineer and lecturer. Mr. Chileshe is a champion of women empowerment. He also supports other disadvantaged groups like black students in the UK, sponsoring some to become graduate engineers. Woman + Energy + Opportunity + Direction (support) = infinite, endless possibilities. Communities will reap far greater benefits by investing in women…
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16Mar, 2018

Preventing Kitchen-Smoke Related Deaths and Illnesses

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Holistic human capital development and skills development Mama Mboga to Energy Entrepreneur Women who mostly live in rural areas and informal settlements In Kenya, each month 1,000 people die from kitchen-related smoke inhalation illness Mostly affects women with poor education or women who lack resources to further education Every 20 mins a Kenyan child under 5 dies from kitchen smoke related pneumonia In 2016, World Economic Forum ranked Kenya as 120/130 and in 2017 Kenya moved up to 78/130, improvement in the national economic development did not impact Mama Mboga…
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16Mar, 2018

Energia: Gender and Energy Research for Policy Influencing

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Energia is the international network on gender and sustainable energy based at The Hague in the Netherlands working on gender and energy research for policy influencing. Energia was founded by women in 1996 who were working on gender and energy work in developing countries. The vision at Energia continues to be that women and men have equal and equitable access to and control of sustainable energy services as essential human rights. Information regarding Energia was presented at the 2017 Women in Energy Awards and Conference by Dr. Mumbi Machera of…
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16Mar, 2018

Opportunities as Service Providers in the Energy Sector

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By training, Hellen Odegi is a biochemist. Four years ago she transitioned into the energy sector founding Skylon Global Company, an energy company that installs solar roofs, biogas digesters and electrical fittings. In the future, Hellen Odegi anticipates working in power generation. She is also the 2016 Women in Energy Award winner of the Community Leadership Award. Ms. Odegi advised the participants at the 2017 Women in Energy Awards and Conference that the energy sector is a large value chain where women can plug in at any point. While there…
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16Mar, 2018

Integrated Solar Cells in Roofing Tiles in the Digital Age

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As our society has become increasingly technology dependent, energy has become a critical commodity for the way we work and play. One way Kenya can generate more power is by installing roofing tiles integrated with solar cells which are manufactured by Strauss Energy. Charity Wanjiku, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer at Strauss Energy presented the two-in-one roofing tiles at the 2017 Women in Energy Awards and Conference. In homes, the power generating roofing tiles can generate up to 2.5 times the power required for lighting, cooking, powering digital technology such…
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16Mar, 2018

Community Engagement in USD 18.6 Million Hydro Dam Project

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Patrick Kimathi, Co-Founder of Skynotch Energy Africa, is taking advantage of the energy sector policies to harness energy for grid and off-gird projects. Currently, Skynotch Energy Africa has a 7.8 MW small hydro power project in Meru valued at $18.6 million in capital investment. Skynotch Energy Africa partnered with the community by forming a public company of 1,200 households with the shareholders in a special purpose vehicle. In the partnership, there is shared ownership and management of the hydro power project. The community is empowered to make decisions as the…
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