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The African Union has declared 2010 -2020 as the “African women’s decade” and this includes fighting poverty and promoting economic empowerment of women through entrepreneurship, education and mentoring the youth.

There is an international body of Energy Ministers called the Clean Energy Ministerial, which was formed to advocate and promote clean energy throughout the world. It focuses on improving energy efficiency worldwide; enhancing clean energy supply; & expanding clean energy access. There are several initiatives that have been established and implemented by the participating countries, amongst these, is the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) initiative. This initiative was adopted with a goal to take cooperative steps towards a world where women across societies are in a position to actively contribute to the clean energy revolution.

Countries that are participating in the Clean Energy Ministerial include Australia, Denmark, Mexico, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, India, & the United Arab Emirates. Minister Dipuo Peters was nominated to be the African Ambassador for C3E. In support of women empowerment and building our skills base in Energy, the Department has adopted the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative to be implemented in South Africa. This initiative is championed in South Africa by Deputy Minister, Ms. Barbara Thompson.


Why C3ESA

• Girl & women empowerment, by giving them skills required to compete and perform in the Energy sector, thus making them more confident and better able to take up leadership positions in the Energy sector.

• Build our skills base (particularly women) in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics.

• Increase the role that women play in the Energy space, thereby influencing decisions made in Energy.

• Address unemployment through job creation

• Change the stereotype towards women in relation to their expected role and the constant questioning of their capability and competence in the Energy Sector.

energy sources
Petroleum: fuel price, focus areas, domestic influences...
Natural Gas: Governance, International agreements, developments...
Electricity: Independent power producers, supply industry, free basic electricity...
Coal: Reserves, production, carbon sequestration...
Renewable & Alternative Fuels: Includes hydropower, solar, wind, biomass...
Nuclear: Non-proliferation, safety, technolgy, IYNC, WiNSA...
acts & legislations
Policies and Legislation: Acts, policies, regulations, legislations...
programmes & projects
national electricity plan...
installation of 1 million solar water heaters by
2014...
processes, systems and structures...
DNA: Kyoto Protocol, CDM...