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civil society to achieve Sustainable
Energy for All by 2030
Focus on Gender: Think small to light up rural Africa
January 24, 2014
Small-scale technology has once again proved its worth for women. Two female ‘solar engineers’ have been boosting the development of their community by installing solar panels in a Cameroon village far from the national electricity grid. Increased funding for such schemes would benefit the rural poor — especially women — more than large, expensive interventions, which typically pass them by.