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

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 environment and strive to unlock their potential as sustainable natural resource managers.

IMG_2113Prof.Kiama Gitahi,officiates the opening ceremony at the wPOWER Hub Community training in Nyeri

IMG_2160 A participant is marveled after watching the film ‘Taking root the vision of Wangari Maathai’.

Nyeri county is among other counties that the wPOWER Hub will be visiting to train women on clean energy issues.These series of trainings forms part of wPOWER Hub activities towards the Partnership on Women’s Entrepreneurship in Renewables (“wPOWER”) project that was launched by the US State department in January 2013.

wPOWER aims to empower more than 8,000 women clean energy entrepreneurs across East Africa, Nigeria and India who will deliver clean energy access to more than 3.5 million people over the next three years.



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