AGENT (GECCO) Energy Webinar: Innovative finance mechanisms to unlock women's entrepreneurship and energy access
AGENT (GECCO*) Energy Webinar: Innovative finance mechanisms to unlock women’s entrepreneurship and energy access
This webinar recording is part of the AGENT (GECCO*) Energy Webinar Series. More information about the webinar’s content can be found here.
The webinar will be moderated by Andrea Athanas, IUCN, and will include the following presentations:
- Women entrepreneurs: barriers and solutions for unlocking finance to modern energy technologies with Rebecca Fries and Stephanie Finigan, Value for Women
- Bridging finance and women’s needs: fostering linkages in Senegal with Nathalie Rami and Abdoul Dosso, Energy4Impact
- Consumer power: enabling women to access modern energy in Nepal with Anya Cherneff, Empower Generation
The Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO)* initiative is a five-year program launched by USAID and IUCN in 2014. GECCO’s overall goal is to leverage advancements in women’s empowerment and gender equality through, and for, the benefit of climate change and development outcomes. Through its series of webinars, GECCO aims at increasing knowledge and sensitization of key stakeholders in the energy and mitigation sectors as a means to advance women’s empowerment.
*The former Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO) initiative is now part of a broader program, Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), which aims to improve development outcomes by strengthening environmental programing through gender integration and achieving gender equality outcomes.