Women are key to sustainable development globally, especially in the developing world. Providing energy efficiency in cooking, housing, lighting and communication, improved access to alternate energy, and encouraging and supporting grass-root entrepreneurship and entertainment will benefit women more than their biological counterparts, said Almas Jiwani, CEO of the Almas Jiwani Foundation (AJF) while addressing the 2nd United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya, that took place from May 24th to 27th, 2016 at the UN headquarters in Gigiri.
“Instead of a mere dialogue, the improved access to energy and bringing energy efficient technologies will empower women and girls all over the world. She said that the miracle of technology is knocking on our doors, loudly.” Said Jiwani. She also emphasized that providing small assets to women including livestock will improve their lives significantly. She also stated that by capitalizing on their talents, whether it be entrepreneurship or entertainment, would generate a new kind of micro-economy for those involved women.
Source: Women are Key to Sustainable Development – Almas Jiwani’s Address at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of UNEP in Nairobi, Kenya
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