AGENT Energy Webinar: Energy efficiency as a means to improve women’s lives

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Energy efficiency as a means to improve women’s lives

Energy efficiency in homes and businesses is a way to improve the lives of women, particularly because women often are responsible for a greater share of the burden of housework and childcare. Additionally, women’s economic activities, particularly those in the informal sector, are reliant on heat-intensive processes, where efficiency measures can mean an increase in income as well as improvements in labor conditions.

This webinar aims to deepen the understanding on gender considerations in energy efficiency initiatives, as well as to highlight good practices in the sector.

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

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.

The information provided in this email is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government. 

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