UNIDO Women’s Rights & Empowerment

Women’s Month has been celebrated in South Africa since 1994 to recognize women’s achievements. This year’s theme is “Women’s Socio-Economico Rights and Empowerment: Building Back Better for Women’s Improved Resilience”. It tackles many facets of a very wide perspective, including the sector of energy efficiency.


In line with #UNIDO’s commitments towards gender equality and #SDG5, the  promotes energy efficiency as one of its main categories and supports women in #cleantech innovation and #entrepreneurship. On this special occasion, we present today the success story of Louise Williamson, a #GCIP South Africa alumna, and founder of the Sustainability Professionals company.


The fuel-efficient Mashesha stove (in Siswati, Mashesha means “quick cooking”) is her innovation and her first venture into the business world. Williamson was encouraged by GCIP to be bold and take a step ahead – as a cleantech innovator, entrepreneur, and women’s rights advocate.


We were fortunate to have received a donation of some of these stoves at our Masoyi Centre.


Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/3pW9vmb.

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