From a good education and a safe place to live to quality healthcare and economic opportunity, women and girls must meet 6 Essential Needs to succeed. Our work, determined by local women and girls, provides resources to help meet these needs.
Ending urban poverty requires reliable access to safe and affordable water, food, sanitation, waste disposal, energy, transport and clean air, constituting a functioning environment in which women can live, work and create healthy, nurturing homes where their families will thrive.
Field Resources for Urban Environment
Empowered Entrepreneur Training Handbook [pdf]
This curriculum helps facilitators plan and initiate a specific training to empower women micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and sales agents in the household energy sector. The 6 day focuses on leadership, business skills and ongoing training to support women for entrepreneurs.
Source: Global Alliance For Clean CookstovesDownload This Resource
Curitiba: Designing a Sustainable City
An object lesson in leadership and the potential for reinvention, when a visionary mayor, in partnership with communities, the private and non-profit sectors, transformed a city ravaged by unchecked development, traffic, pollution, asphalt and lack of opportunity into a green, child-friendly city with a rapid-transit system that carries more passengers per day than New York.
Source: Environment and EcologyView This Resource
Guidance Notes on Services for the Urban Poor: A Practical Guide for Improving Water Supply and Sanitation Services
A peer-reviewed guide by seasoned experts aimed at project planners, service providers, community leaders and policymakers, about how to improve the delivery of safe water and sanitation to the urban poor.
Source: Water and Sanitation ProgramView This Resource