AGENT Energy Webinar: Powering a gender-responsive future through energy policies and frameworks

Energizing Equality: Powering a gender-responsive future through energy policies and frameworks

This webinar was held on 24 October 2017 at 10:00am EST. 

The International Union for Conservation of Nature Global Gender Office (IUCN GGO), in collaboration with ENERGIA and with support from USAID, launched an Environment and Gender Information (EGI) platform analysis exploring if and how gender considerations are addressed in national energy. Energizing Equality: The importance of integrating gender equality principles in national energy policies and frameworks has spurred international attention as its findings showcase the advances made in the energy sector towards addressing gender equality and the upcoming challenges for achieving a fully equitable sector. This webinar covers the main findings of Energizing Equality, present methodologies for mainstreaming gender into the energy sector, and allow panelists to reflect on the progress made so far. The webinar also showcases experiences from Kenya, a country that is among the front-runners and champions for addressing gender considerations in their energy policies and sectoral approaches.

The webinar is moderated by Cate Owren, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Global Gender Office (IUCN GGO), and includes presentations from the following speakers:

  • Joy Clancy, University of Twente. Presentation: “What we know so far – policy processes and considerations for mainstreaming gender in the energy sector.” Prof. Clancy reflects on the changes experienced in the energy sector in the past couple of decades and shares insights on methodologies that can support the integration of gender considerations in energy policies.
  • Ana V. Rojas, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Presentation: “Energizing Equality: Report Findings and the Road Ahead.” In her presentation, Ms. Rojas reflects on the main findings from Energizing Equality, the trends founds in the report and the topics that may require additional attention in the future.
  • Paul Mbuthi, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya. Presentation: “Developing a more equal energy sector – Kenya’s experience mainstreaming gender in sectoral policies and practices.” Mr. Mbuthi guides us through the gender mainstreaming process that the Kenyan Government has followed in the energy sector, reflecting on how the implementation of a gender audit influenced energy policy processes and key stakeholders in the sector.

A note on the video recording – Due to technical difficulties, the introduction to the webinar is not included in this recording.

The webinar recording is available here:

AGENT* is a ten-year program launched by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in 2014 and implemented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The purpose of the partnership is to increase the effectiveness of USAID’s environment programing through robust gender integration and improve gender equality and women’s empowerment outcomes in a broad range of environmental sectors. Recognizing women as agents of change, and the value of diverse knowledge, experiences and capacities of women and men alike, AGENT envisions a world that approaches environmental work at all levels with gender-responsive policy and action. AGENT drives transformation toward a more sustainable and equitable future for all.