,Article-Why Gender Matters in Energy?_Sama Shrestha
Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N) and Manushi Nepal have signed MoU on August 2, 2019, to work in joint collaboration for promoting women-led enterprises in the ongoing and upcoming projects/ programmes to be implemented by CRT/N and its consortium partners. Mr. Ganesh Ram Shrestha, Executive Director of CRT/N singed the MoU on behalf of CRT/N, while Ms. Padmasana Shakya, Chairperson of Manushi Nepal signed for Manushi Nepal.
CRT/N is a professional non-governmental organization established in 1989, engaged in developing and promoting appropriate rural technologies effective in meeting the basic needs and improving the livelihood of rural people. CRT/N provides technical support and services in the field of rural energy, environment conservation, climate change and GESI in the energy sector. In addition, CR T/N is working in mainstreaming gender in rural energy through women’s entrepreneurship development by the productive use of clean energy.
Whereas, Manushi is non-profit/non-government organization initially established in 1991 to promote gender equality and economic empowerment. Manushi is a Guaranteed Fair Trade Organization recognized by World fair Trade Organization (WFTO) that follows a social business platform grounded in the objective of improving the economic conditions of poor, disadvantaged and marginalized producers, primarily women through sustainable development. Manushi is promoting traditional Nepali arts and craft, Manushi has grown into Fair Trade leader through the diversification of its activities, incorporating, management and skill training with entrepreneurship development and micro-financing.