Rural Women Energy Security

RUWES intends to raise awareness about the connection between health, poverty and fuel sources, and to organise and galvanise rural women to demand for sustainable alternatives that will provide a lasting solution to the problem.

In our efforts to create awareness on the health, financial, and environmental benefits for clean energy and advocate for a shift to cleaner energy practices, the RUWES Initiative has carried out several awareness visits to different churches in the Federal Capital Territory, these include the Good Tidings Church, the Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria (CRCN) and the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Nigeria (RCCG). The RUWES initiative was also present at the U.S Embassy’s Eco Week.

During these visits, the RUWES team gives lectures and demonstrations on the latest clean energy technologies, and has successfully reached and registered a vast number of its target audience; the female members who comprise the major percentage of victims of indoor air pollution emanating from traditional fuel use.