Case Study

Lekela: The Power of Sex-disaggregated Data in Prioritizing Interventions

May 29, 2023

Reducing Gender Gaps in Leadership and Community Investments in Renewable Energy Operations in Africa

IFC supported Lekela, a renewable wind power company, with a gender assessment and recommendations that helped the company to address gender gaps. Lekela used the data generated from the gender assessment to address the under-representation of women in the industry and has recruited more women for its board, senior management, and technical roles. It established a Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, provided training to reduce unconscious gender bias, and worked to increase the number of women in leadership positions. Lekela has undertaken efforts to support women in the field of engineering and renewable energy through education and training. The company holds itself accountable by publishing annual public reports on corporate sustainability that includes gender data. Lekela has implemented community-level renewable energy initiatives that have benefited women traders, leading to increased income and business growth. (Summary partially generated by AI).