G20 Africa Monitor

The G20 Africa Monitor (G20AM) is a pilot initiative to support the work of the T20 Africa Standing Group and is supported by the GEG Africa programme.

Women and the energy value chain

This paper assesses efforts by Rwanda and South Africa to incorporate women into energy value chains, specifically the renewable energy (RE) sector. It looks at the need for sustainable infrastructure development in Africa, as well as the meaningful role women can play through their participation in, contribution to and inclusion in the energy value chain. Rwanda’s solar energy sector and South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement programme are examined to identify challenges and potential best practices.