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Advancing equality and empowerment in solar home systems business models: the critical role of the gender audit

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The Canopy Lab

This brief looks at lessons learned from two different MSD programmes, ÉLAN RDC in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Women IN Business (WIN) in Mozambique.

Both programmes implemented gender audits as part of a broader strategy to advance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment with partner renewable energy companies.

The audits catalysed action and experimentation by the energy companies and served as entry points for ÉLAN RDC and WIN to engage them in broader discussions around the importance of addressing workplace harassment, developing a gender policy and more. 

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It is intended for business managers and development practitioners interested in advancing sustainable, private-sector-led approaches to gender equality, social inclusion, and women’s economic empowerment.