WISE Women’s Clean Cookstove Project Update: We can’t wait to meet the next clean energy entrepreneurs!

Project: WISE Women's Clean Cookstoves Project

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Olanike Olugboji (right), director of WISE, distributing clean cookstoves.

WEA’s WISE Women’s Clean Cookstoves Project is in the application phase! By the end of the year we will identify 30 women leaders in Kaduna State, Nigeria who will join our training to gain the skills, knowledge and resources they need to promote clean cookstoves and launch their own clean energy businesses. We are accepting applications from women with backgrounds in a variety of fields ranging from business, community activism, and NGOs who can apply in pairs to begin our training in February.

WEA Founding Mother, and Founder and Director of WISE, Olanike Olugboji, has spent the last year and a half distributing various models of clean cookstoves throughout communities in Kaduna and gathering feedback to narrow down a list of cookstove models that work particularly well for her region’s needs.

Take a listen to this call for application submissions; it’s got us pumped!

 

Finally, World Food Day on October 16th also marked the end of our 10-day #WEAWorldFoodDayGiveaway campaign. The giveaway brought together countless WEA champions who gave at least $15 (the cost of a clean cookstove) to ensure that the women participating in this upcoming training have clean cookstoves and are poised to start their own clean energy businesses. Thank you to everyone who joined the giveaway!