Through WISE Global, we partner with international solar energy industry societies and like-minded non-profit organizations to support efforts at the confluence of gender, energy and economic development.
One of our strongest partners is with a non-profit organization called Solar Sister. Solar Sister eradicates energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity.
They combine the breakthrough potential of solar and clean cooking technology with a deliberately women-centered sales network to bring light, hope and opportunity to even the most remote communities in rural Africa.
WECAN engages women grassroots activists, Indigenous and business leaders, scientists, policy makers, farmers, academics and culture-shapers in collaboration with the goal of stopping the escalation of climate change and environmental and community degradation, while accelerating the implementation of just climate solutions through women’s empowerment, advocacy at international policy forums, trainings, on-the-ground projects, advocacy campaigns, and political, economic, social and environmental action.
The JUMP! Foundation is a non-profit social enterprise that uses experiential education to advance a world in which individuals, community leaders, and global citizens realize their passions and potential.
The JUMP! Foundation is an experiential education provider that was established in 2006 in response to what its founding members saw as a need in youth education for programs that address issues of leadership and global citizenship. In an increasingly “flatter” and more globalized world, the founders believed it was important to create a platform to facilitate awareness among youth not only of their own communities, but also awareness of the different communities around the world.
Today, JUMP! has a strong network of facilitators, partners, and advisors across the globe. We are a collaborative platform for participants to come together to challenge themselves, inspire one another, and affect change in their surroundings. JUMP! has delivered programs in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. We have utilized the outdoors, cityscapes, and other environments to engage and challenge participants. Our activities provoke reflection, dialogue and everyday application by encouraging individual resilience and broadened horizons. To date, we have delivered our programs directly to over 15.000 participants, including youth and educators.
EMPOWER GENERATION, a non-profit organization operating out of Nepal, empowers women already serving as household energy managers to become entrepreneurs. They develop market-based approaches to increase the adoption of clean energy technology in remote areas, improving health, saving carbon and money, and laying the foundation for greener economic development.
Empower Generation identifies, trains, funds and mentors rural women, to own and operate energy distribution business. These CEOs manage everything from bookkeeping to a sales force. We have a rigorous application process with benchmarks at each stage to ensure entrepreneurs remain effective.
Empower Generation connects customers to local microfinance groups that offer microloans for portable solar products and directly offer customers Pay-As-You-Go contracts for larger solar home systems, where customers pay for power in affordable installments using our mobile money platform.
Empower Generation provides extensive support services to each business in our distribution network. These services include; business basics training, sales and marketing training, marketing campaigns and events, branded marketing materials, quality solar portables + home systems, supply chain management, working capital, continuous mentoring.