Africa’s renewable energy sector is just taking off as a major job creation vehicle. Currently, the workforce in the renewable energy sector is male dominated, particularly in technical and managerial positions, but as a key International Labour Organization (ILO) study shows, improving the gender balance in companies is good for business.

Since there is little information available about the roles that women play in the RE sector in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), under its Energy2Equal initiative, commissioned Econoler, a global energy consulting firm, to undertake a study “Women’s participation in the renewable energy workforce in Sub-Saharan Africa”. The objective of this study was to better understand the challenges and opportunities that women face in the private renewable energy sector in SSA, and to provide renewable energy companies with recommendations on best practices. It also contributes new information to the global body of data on women in renewable energy in SSA.

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