We recognize not only our responsibility but also the opportunity to contribute towards the overarching goal of gender equality and the empowerment of women. Therefore, PFAN wants to address embedded and unconscious gender bias within both our internal operations and its market-facing activities. To that aim, we have developed a gender strategy which was operationalised as a gender action plan in 2019.
The PFAN Gender Strategy has three main objectives:
Reaching these objectives requires working with all stakeholders, notably with the three key groups being the project developers, investors and members of the PFAN organization and network. Therefore, the strategy has been translated into the PFAN Gender Action Plan, which includes action points for each stakeholder group, such as:
The renewable energy and climate adaptation sector is fast-growing hence needs passionate and qualified individuals to take up leadership roles in seeing to the successful implementation and management of its market. As the Country Coordinator for Ghana and Project Assistant for PFAN West Africa, I help to screen a minimum of about 100 clean/renewable energy and climate adaptation projects every year. I also work closely with PFAN-recruited advisors in Ghana who provide coaching services to developers.
Environment 360, Ghana
I strongly believe that strengthening the role of women in renewable energy through better education and other measures would boost progress towards SDGs on energy, gender equality, health and education, amongst others. In PFAN, I have the unique advantage of being on both sides of the table. I am the co-founder of Radix Lifespaces Pvt. Ltd and a PFAN Advisor , coaching developers from an entrepreneurial point of view, and act as the bridge between entrepreneurs and investors.