technology

Energizing Equality: sub-Saharan Africa’s integration of gender equality principles in national energy policies and frameworks

A 2017 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Gender Office (GGO) analysis of 192 energy frameworks found that sub-Saharan Africa is the world’s regional leader in acknowledging gender considerations in national energy frameworks. To continue to understand the extent to which gender considerations are being integrated in national energy frameworks across SSA, IUCN GGO, in coordination with Power Africa, conducted an assessment of 45 energy frameworks from 29 different SSA countries.

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This report focuses on women’s role in the expanding market for modern off-grid lighting. In the context of access to energy and lighting, the aim of this work is to identify whether there are any women-specific opportunities in the off- grid lighting market that could enhance product profitability while also improving lives.

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La presente investigación: “Incidencia de la innovación tecnológica energética, en el desarrollo humano y el cambio social en la población rural de Guatemala. Estudio de caso: Implementación de la microcentral hidroeléctrica comunitaria de la aldea Chel, San Gaspar Chajul, Quiché”, pretende conocer si la adopción de tecnología energética eléctrica como una experiencia social a partir […]

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This Handbook provides a detailed framework for the development and implementation of technology needs assessments and in particular in the development of technology programmes and strategies in developing countries. It also seeks to support capacity building and to help with the establishment of the enabling environments for technology transfer. The publication of this handbook is […]

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Women Leading the Way on Mitigation

As the global community increasingly recognizes both the urgency of responding to the climate crisis and the need for ensuring gender-responsive action, women are already leading the way.

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Gender and Renewable Energy Workshop Report

USAID and IUCN organized a Gender and Renewable Energy Workshop on September 3-5, 2014, in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The event convened a diverse group of 44 experts under the umbrella of gender, large-scale renewable energy, and climate change mitigation. The workshop was geared toward building new knowledge and guidance on gender considerations in low emissions development planning and the renewable energy sector beyond the household level, with the following objectives: increase awareness and understanding on gender and large-scale renewable energy and low emissions development planning; identify key entry points and opportunities; define future actions at the international, regional, and national levels; and identify knowledge and capacity gaps and potential avenues for closing them.

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