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MPOWERD Inc. Partners With A New Course to Light up the World

MPOWERD Inc. Partners With A New Course to Light up the World

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 16:16 - By siteadmin

As part of our ongoing effort to end energy poverty, we are thrilled to announce our first Buy One Give One partnership today with A New Course! For every Luci lantern purchased, we will donate another to someone living without access to safe and inexpensive electricity and as a special project partner, A New Course will help us do so.A New Course is a perfect fit for our first  non-profit partner as they are committed to providing women with the support and resources they need to spearhead conservation efforts and sustainable development. The organization helps women overcome a number of challenges, including malnutrition and disease, lack of basic education and limited access to reliable energy sources. Enter Luci…“Women are uniquely impacted by energy poverty, as they are the main suppliers and providers of fuel in their homes.” said Jacques-Philippe Piverger, MPOWERD’s CEO and Co-founder.A New Course plans to distribute Luci lanterns to the women they work closely with around the world, as they seek to improve the lives of their families and communities.Jamie Bechtel, Co-Founder and CEO of New Course, is a global leader in international conservation. Her work has led to strategic advances in the fields of conservation, sustainable finance, and biology.Before founding New Course, Jamie worked at Conservation International. Her work took her to over 30 countries across the globe including Ecuador, Madagascar, Indonesia, South Africa, Rwanda and Papua New Guinea. Through her research and field experience, Jamie realized the importance of including women in conservation and development strategies.  This realization led Jamie to step down from her role at CI and reengage in conservation and poverty alleviation through the development of an exciting new organization called A New Course.Jamie is an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative and was recently honored in Fast Company’s “League of Extraordinary Women”. She is represented by the prestigious National Geographic Speakers Bureau and is a lecturer at University of Washington’s School of Law.  Jamie has a Ph.D. from Boston University and a law degree from Boston College. She lives in Seattle with her one husband, two children, two dogs and eight chickens (not necessarily listed in order of importance). Stay tuned for more coverage of this partnership as we follow Luci on her journey with A New Course in the field where she will transform the lives of women and their families.