ENERGIA (www.energia.org) – is an International Network of likeminded organizations and professionals, established in 1996 and currently active in 22 countries in Asia and Africa. ENERGIA believes that projects, programs and policies that explicitly address gender and energy issues have better outcomes and improve the livelihood of entire communities. By involving women in both the development and use of modern energy, the sustainability of these services is enhanced and opportunities are made available to both women and men.