Rural Women for Energy Security (RUWES), the Nigeria Ministry of Environment, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), and Nexleaf partner to bridge the clean energy divide in two rural communities.
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ABUJA, NIGERIA — On International Women’s Day, Nexleaf Analytics announces the launch of a clean cooking program in Nigeria in collaboration with Rural Women for Energy Security (RUWES), the Nigeria Ministry of Environment, and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). Together, the partners will work with Nigerian communities to evaluate the viability of existing clean cooking solutions in resource-limited environments. This program aims to identify stoves and fuels that meet the needs of rural women to help them reduce their carbon footprint and foster equitable clean energy access for healthier and safer environments.
Across 2 villages in Nigeria, Nexleaf will use their StoveTrace system, composed of data-gathering tools and a cloud-based analytics platform, to advance uptake of clean cooking solutions and capture women’s feedback on potential design improvements. “In keeping with the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, we will take bold action to get Nigerian women out of energy poverty by stimulating rural entrepreneurs in the clean energy sector and empowering our rural women as advocates of new technologies to curb air pollution,” said Nafisah Abubakar, Head of Secretariat at RUWES.