Women in Energy
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Women Energy Entrepreneurs Program combines technical assistance with investment grants to support the growth of women-owned businesses in Kosovo through efficient energy use.
The Women Energy Entrepreneurs Program is for women who want to use energy efficiency to unlock growth for their businesses.
MFK designed this program to help women entrepreneurs from all strata of life maximize their potential. As such, there are three distinct components to address the specific needs for different kinds of businesses:
Enabling women to take charge of their business destiny, the new MFK program aims to:
- Support the participation of women in the energy sector as entrepreneurs;
- Support women in making necessary investments in energy efficiency measures and modern equipment that will help them grow their business and use energy efficiently;
CALL FOR APPLICATION FOR THE COMPONENTS ‘SMART’ AND ‘ADVANCED’ IS NOW CLOSED. THE CALL FOR APPLICATION FOR ‘SIMPLE’ IS NOW OPEN.
Grants can be used for investments in energy consuming equipment in order to finance equipment upgrades, which may include production equipment (machinery, ovens, refrigeration, etc.), HVAC equipment (heating, ventilation, etc.), auxiliary equipment (pumps, motors, compressors, etc.), building related measures (insulation, windows), renewable energy solutions (Solar PV panels, solar water heaters, solar dryers, etc.) but also equipment used in energy audits and energy assessments. To help women entrepreneurs in assessing and understanding, which solutions might be suitable to grow their businesses through the more efficient use of energy, a number or online workshops are available. Click on the WEE Components to find out more.
WEE-SIMPLE is designed for women entrepreneurs in Kosovo who have recently started their business or are about to register their business formally. Calls for applications for the participation in the WEE-SIMPLE training and grants programs will open soon to support these women entrepreneurs in overcoming obstacles and accelerate their business growth.
The WEE-Program is inclusive and aims to secure a fair distribution of grants across all regions of Kosovo and across the various industry sectors. WEE is a part of the multilateral program called Women in Energy, which provides scholarships, internships and entrepreneurship trainings and grants for women.