Dear Friends and Supporters, Happy International Women’s Day! It is fitting that we take this inspiring day to focus on women’s leadership. In 2012, WEA will be deepening the conversation about the centrality of grassroots women’s leadership in sustainable development processes. At WEA, we have seen first-hand how grassroots women leaders are driving change in…

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 By Maame Yelbert Obeng , Africa Program Director at WEA This past thursday night-February 23rd, as I was flipping through the TV channels, I stumbled across a program with Tavis Smiley on PBS.  I was immediately attracted to the program just from the clothing of the guest on Tavis’ show and the accent seemed quite familiar—the guest…

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Faustine Odaba, or Mama Solar as she has been so aptly named, is the Sun Queen  – teaching women all over Africa how to cook and pasteurize their water using simple solar technologies. She is the award-winning Founder and Director of Natural Resources and Waste Resource Alliance dedicated to promoting eco-friendly technologies. Her motto, “Waste…

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