Shine accelerates People-Power for a Just Transition. We mobilize resources for women-led, community-driven renewable energy to households, businesses and communities who have no or insufficient access to electricity, catalyzing gender-just climate solutions.
Shine’s work is rooted in a Just Transition Framework.
SHINE envisions a world where women-led, community-driven decentralized renewable energy initiatives unlock climate solutions and address inequality.
SHINE envisions fresh thinking, new transformative partnerships, and new resources for women-led, community-driven energy to households, businesses and communities that have no or insufficient access to electricity, catalyzing gender-just climate solutions.
SHINE envisions a new narrative and agenda that embraces a holistic approach to gender justice, climate change and energy access, bringing life to a just transition.
Implementation of the Shine strategy will:
● Demonstrate “people-power”, women-led, community-driven decentralized renewable energy access not only generates power for economic, social, health and educational benefits, but also shifts power on who decides, who leads, and who benefits over the long-term.
● Forge new and transformational cross-sectoral partnerships among climate, gender and energy access stakeholders, funders and investors to break down the silos, intentionally starting with people and communities, and integrating energy access as an enabler of a holistic strategy that addresses a range of problems related to inequality.
● Incubate and amplify innovative collaborative and community-led approaches to climate and gender just energy solutions.
● Shape the disparate fields of energy access, climate finance, gender justice and participatory development through demonstrating the transformational potential of combining people-power, renewable energy technology and new funding flows.
MEET THE TEAM
Christine Eibs Singer
Program Officer-Strategic Engagement and Operations
Consultant, Strategy & Cross-Movement Collaboration
Ellen Dorsey, Executive Director, Wallace Global Fund
The Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director, GreenFaith
Rachel Kyte, Dean Emerita, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Women’s Leadership Council
Ajaita Shah – Frontier Markets
Ellen Dorsey – Wallace Global Fund
Emira Woods – Green Leadership Trust
Katherine Lucey – Solar Sister
Mariama Kamara – Smiling Through Light
Sheila Oparaocha – Energia