Unlocking sustainable livelihood opportunities for rural women: a case study of mainstreaming women in clean energy powered livelihoods

The study explores learnings, evidence, and recommendations on creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for rural women emanating from gender-forward initiatives deployed by the Powering Livelihoods (PL) programme to mainstream women in the Distributed renewable energy (DRE) powered livelihoods. Powering Livelihoods is a USD 3 million (INR 21 crores) initiative by CEEW and Villgro to mainstream clean energy-based solutions in India's rural economy. It provides capital, technical, and sectoral growth support to help social enterprises deploy many clean energy-based livelihood solutions in a gender-inclusive manner.