AGENT Energy Webinar: The gender and energy nexus in urban settings

The gender and energy nexus in urban settings

This webinar was held on 31 May, 2018.

While there is much research and action focusing on the gender-energy nexus in rural settings, there is often very little discourse on addressing gender-related energy challenges specific to urban settings, such as the gender-differentiated access to services, connections and transportation.

The webinar will be moderated by Ana Rojas, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Global Gender Office (IUCN GGO), and will include presentations from the following speakers:

  • Mariëlle Feenstra, University of Twente. Presentation: Gender and energy policy in the urban context. This presentation will introduce the challenges and opportunities in access to energy in urban settings and include a reflection on how energy poverty affects women in developed and developing countries.
  • David Mann, USAID. Presentation: Gender considerations in the readyboard electrification demopilot. This presentation will include the gender perspectives the USAID Majestic Gardens project, which provides formal energy access to urban households in Kingston, Jamaica.
  • Claire Baker, LivelyHoods. Presentation: Building a women-powered sales network of clean energy products to serve markets in Nairobi urban slums. This presentation will explain the “hub-and-spoke” distribution model and highlight the results of LivelyHoods established door-to-door distribution network of youth and women from slum communities that brings clean energy products to improve the health and quality of life in these communities.
  • Nthabi Mohlakoana, University of Twente. Presentation: Productive energy uses of energy and gender: the informal food sector in Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa. This presentation will present the findings of recent research on the influence of energy use and the gender dynamics that surround women and men owned food enterprises in the informal sector of three African countries.

A webinar recording is available here: 

Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) is a ten-year Public International Organization (PIO) grant to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) that was established in 2014 and is managed by the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment’s (E3) Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. The purpose of the grant is to increase the effectiveness of USAID’s environment programing through the robust integration of gender considerations, improving gender equality and women’s empowerment outcomes in a broad range of environmental sectors.

AGENT provides an array of support for national, regional and global environmental activities to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality. AGENT’s support is designed to complement existing or emerging USAID environmental efforts. AGENT broadens the reach of technical support, builds evidence for gender integration throughout environmental sectors, fills critical information gaps, and develops targeted resources and tools that can be directly applied in Agency programs, training and communications.

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