The environmental NGO Friends of the Earth is bringing out a book with a provocative title: Why Women Will Save the Planet. It is a collection of articles and interviews from 29 leading environmentalists and feminists, meant as a “rallying call” to environmental campaigning groups to no longer neglect women’s empowerment in their work. Friends of the Earth says, the book shall encourage the environmental and women’s movement to join forces, “because social justice and

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AFRICAN NATIONS PLEDGE TO RESTORE FORESTS AT COP21

Posted by Dorothy on December 06, 2015
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LYNSEY CHUTEL Published: December 6, 2015, 9:30 am(AP) — Tree by tree, more than a dozen African governments pledged to restore the continent’s natural forests at the United Nations climate talks on Sunday. The earth has lost more than half its forests over the course of human history, according to the World Resources Institute. The deforestation of the world’s tropical forests has contributed to climate change by producing up to 15 percent of global carbon

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Othaya women trained on using clean solar energy

Posted by Dorothy on October 19, 2015
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An official of wPOWER Hub organisation demonstrates how to use a solar lantern at Gatugi trading centre in Othaya, Nyeri County recently. [Photo: Joseph Mukubwa] BY JOSEPH MUKUBWA · SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 A group of about 50 women in Othaya, Nyeri County have been trained on sustainable clean energy, thanks to a new initiative by wPOWER Hub, Wangari Maathai Institute. According to Prof Kiama Gitahi, Director Wangari Maathai Institute, while speaking during the three- day training

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wPOWER Hub empowers women in central Kenya,on clean energy issues

Posted by Dorothy on August 25, 2015
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Today,forms the beginning of a three day training program on sustainable clean energy entrepreneurship in Othaya,Nyeri County.The training,organised by wPOWER Hub,Wangari Maathai Institute focuses on empowering more than 40 women from various women groups in the county,by equipping them with the skills and tools they need to bring about, as Wangari Maathai hoped, community transformation in clean energy, environmental stewardship and livelihood improvement. Speaking during the opening ceremony,Prof.Kiama Gitahi,Director Wangari Maathai Institute,urged participants to safeguard their

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South-South tech transfer could increase energy access

Posted by Dorothy on August 03, 2015
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By Gilbert Nakweya [NAIROBI] Strengthening South-South technology transfer and bridging the gap between policy and research could help Sub-Saharan Africa increase access to clean energy, a workshop has heard. Experts at Accelerating Clean Energy Access in Africa held in Kenya early this month (9-10 July)said that Sub-Saharan Africa has a huge energy gap, but technologies and innovations exist to help addressthe challenge. Cosmas Ochieng’, the executive director of Kenyan-based African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS),

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By wPOWER Hub Communications Globally, at least three billion people rely on solid fuels for cooking, causing serious environmental and health impacts that disproportionately affect women and children. UN statistics indicate that in Kenya, at least 14,300 women die every year from inhaling the gases. Burning these fuels on rudimentary stoves or three-stone fires creates a dangerous cocktail of pollutants that can kill. Bamboo biomass energy has great potential to be an alternative for fossil

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New Delhi| April 16th 2015 By wPOWER Hub Communications : The wPOWER Hub at the Wangari Maathai Institute, University of Nairobi, led an African Delegation, comprising 24 members from Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania to attend and participate at the wPOWER Global Partnership Forum 2015, at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on April 16th – 17th. The forum, jointly organized by The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) was

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