Climate Certificate : Empowering Women In Climate Innovation

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Announcing the launch of Climate Certificate Program for aspiring women entrepreneurs in clean energy and climate innovation.
Studies suggest that women account for just 22-25% of total employees in the power sector, and a low proportion work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) roles. Climate Certificate Program aims to  equip aspiring women entrepreneurs and innovators with necessary knowledge and skills for running a venture through hands on learning and practical training related to climate issues and innovation. 

RELEVANT SUSTAINABLE GOALS 

CLIMATE CERTIFICATE FOR WOMEN IN ENERGY

Women in Energy Entrepreneurship ( WEE ) is a program by New Energy Nexus powered by Climate Collective Foundation to support entrepreneurship in clean energy and energy access across aspiring and early stage women entrepreneurs in India.

The program is currently funded by Good Energies Foundation and aims to support almost 160 aspiring women entrepreneurs and approximately 60 women-led startups for two years (2021-2023).

Climate Certificate is a 9-month course for young women graduates/postgraduates/PhD holders who aspire to start their entrepreneurship journey in the climate and cleantech space.

The program will introduce young women graduates to climate issues and provide necessary knowledge and skills through hands on learning and practical training.

WOMEN IN CLIMATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ELIGIBILITY
Women graduates/diploma holders/postgraduates/PhD holders in Science/Engineering/Technology or an aptitude for technology.

Not more than 4 years post completion of the last degree

TIME COMMITMENT
Willing to commit at least 4 hours per week for first 6 months and at least 20 hours a week in the last three months

PROGRAM FORMAT

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Phase 1. Basics of Climate & Entrepreneurship

Phase 2. Development of Business Model

Phase 3. Basics of Climate & Entrepreneurship

Interactive workshops, case-studies, and collaborative assignments to gain subject knowledge

Building business literacy

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Understanding the potential and the various business models in clean energy. Experience of creating a business plan for a defined idea. Founder talks by successful women entrepreneurs.
Hands-on learning opportunities with startups in climate and cleantech space

Handholding support to work on your business plan

HOW WILL TRHIS PROGRAM BENEFIT YOU ? 

  • Gain an understanding of the climate concepts
  • Develop understanding of business models in climate space through a hands-on-learning approach 
  • Build business literacy and confidence to take a plunge in entrepreneurship 
  • Get an opportunity to gain practical exposure to startups working in climate and cleantech space 
  • Receive access to mentors and experts and become part of a larger cleantech community

TIME COMMITMENT

Willing to commit at least 4 hours per week for first 6 months and at least 20 hours a week in the last three months

TIMELINE

Climate Certificate Women

Last date for application : 15th August 2021

Climate Collective‘s vision is to see a world where climate and cleantech entrepreneurs in the Global South play a key role in solving our pressing environmental problems by developing new, innovative products and services that are brought to the market through startups. Their mission is to extend the Climate Collective platforms to every one of the 77 countries in the Global South by 2025, supporting 1500 climate and cleantech startups each year that are entering market validation phase of the Startup Journey.
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