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On International Women's Day, the European Commission is publishing a call for proposals on "Women & Sustainable Energy" making €20 million available for grants to implement activities promoting women's entrepreneurship in the sustainable energy sector in developing countries: https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/news-and-events/promoting-women-working-sustainable-energy_en).
This call is meant to promote the role of women both within the energy value chain and as an end user of energy services for productive activities. Expected results will comprise increased access to affordable finance and to sustainable energy services; improved women's entrepreneurship; increased women's technical and business skills; improved general environment for women's entrepreneurship through political advocacy and awareness campaigns.
The guidelines for applicants are available at https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publ...
Deadline for Concept Note is 25 April 2017.