To meet energy needs of women and men for their daily activities and livelihoods by transitioning to renewable energy systems that create economic opportunities (especially for women) and reduce the effects of climate change.
El Salvador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Malawi, Nepal, Nicaragua, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
Energy lies at the heart of human progress. Yet, more than a billion people do not have access to affordable, reliable and clean energy. This seriously limits their prospects for decent health, education, livelihoods, employment – and sustainable food supplies. Decentralized renewable energy solutions for those who cannot access the central grid are essential to overcome this situation.
Green and Inclusive Energy works to influence energy policies and practices so investments in decentralized renewable energy will increase. The program does this through advocacy, by working in coalitions with governments and private sector partners and by improving the effectiveness of local energy and non-energy partners. GIE’s strong focus on lobby engages citizens and sparks public debate to help tip the public policy balance towards more decentralized people-centered energy systems.