A Light Bulb turns on for Women's Advancement

YALI fellows discussing
Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellows discuss the impact of energy on development as part of the new Energy Institute hosted at the University of California, Davis, in partnership with Power Africa and YALI. / Jennie Konsella-Norene, UC-Davis

By USAID

"When Fatima Oyiza Ademoh of Nigeria arrived in California in June to attend the Power Africa/Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Energy Institute, she expected the gender component of the trainings to offer the usual information on how energy access impacts women and men differently.

However, she was struck by a few things. Half of her class was made up of other African women working in the energy sector, and the number of issues that affect women were much larger than even she realized. Fatima says a light bulb turned on as she realized that gender gaps exist beyond the well-known dangers of rural cooking methods that cause severe health problems for women and girls."

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