There is a great need to bring power to Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). Moreover, there is a need to empower the communities in SSA so that they can learn to develop, distribute, and manage their domestic energy stocks in an ethical and sustainable way.
Equality Power’s purpose is to empower the communities of SSA by contracting with ethical developers, who preferably have at least ten (10) years of successful ethical development of clean and sustainable Renewable Energy projects that provide transfer of knowledge and comport with the Principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
These developers will have the stated goal of proving that commercially sustainable energy projects can be achieved when ethical developers and empowered communities are true partners in developing energy that is free from exploitation.
Ethical development is rooted in developing commercially viable projects that will build learning skills in communities that have long laboured under exclusionary and exploitative projects. Equality Power chose a developer that does not make profits for few at the expense of many.
Women in all societies face crucial exclusionary policies and practices that have had and will continue to have deleterious effects on society as a whole and women specifically.
The goal of Equality Power is to empower communities in a way that will allow them to thrive and grow in line with the sustainable development goals set forth by the UN.
Potential developers must have a history of SSA projects that comport with the UN principles of the Doha Declarations in that they:
...further reaffirm [the] commitment to provide and strengthen support to the special needs of Africa and stress that eradicating poverty, particularly in Africa, [which] is the greatest global challenge facing the world today. . [U]nderline the importance of accelerating sustainable broad-based economic growth, which is pivotal to bringing Africa into the mainstream of the global economy. ...[R]eaffirm the commitment of all States to establish a monitoring mechanism to follow up on all commitments related to the development of Africa as contained in the political declaration on “Africa’s development needs”. All commitments to and by Africa should be effectively implemented and given appropriate follow-up by the international community and Africa itself. We underscore the urgency of addressing the special needs of Africa based on a partnership among equals.