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Key Actors in the Gender and Energy Arena

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Associations of Women in the Energy Sector

Women in Renewable Energy Scotland (WiRES)

Women in Renewable Energy Scotland (WiRES) – is a membership organisation which aims to represent, support and encourage the professional development of women working in, or aspiring to work in the renewables sector.

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Women of Wind Energy (WoWE)

Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) – promotes the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy.

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Development Banks & Programs

African Development Bank (AfDB)

African Development Bank (AfDB) – is a multilateral development finance institution established to contribute to the economic development and social progress of African countries.

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Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Asian Development Bank (ADB) – as been driven by an inspiration and dedication to improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific. By targeting our investments wisely, in partnership with our developing member countries and other stakeholders, we can alleviate

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The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)

ESMAP is a global knowledge and technical assistance program administered by the World Bank. It provides analytical and advisory services to low- and middle-income countries to increase their know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty

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Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) – works to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, and helping improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. IADB aims to

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Donor Agencies, NGOs & Programmes


GIZ – is an experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.

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Hivos is an international organization that seeks new solutions to intractable global problems.

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Practical Action

Practical Action ( – uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. We enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions

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SNV is an international not-for-profit development organization. We believe that no-one should have to live in poverty and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development.

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Solar Sisters

Solar Sisters ( – Solar Sister eradicates energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity. We are creating a deliberately woman-centered direct sales network to bring the breakthrough potential of clean energy technology to even the most remote communities in

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USAID Gender and Power Africa

Power Africa is working with African governments, the private sector, and other partners in sub-Saharan Africa to add more than 30,000 megawatts (MW) of cleaner, more efficient electricity generation capacity as well as increase electricity access by adding 60 million

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Intergovernmental Organizations

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

is an intergovernmental organization that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a center of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable

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IUCN Global Gender Office

The Global Gender Office contributes towards IUCN’s vision and mission by providing innovative approaches, technical support, policy development and capacity building to a wide range of partners, ensuring gender equality is central to sustainable global environmental solutions.

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OLADE contributes to the integration, sustainable development and energy security of the region, advising and promoting cooperation and coordination among its member countries.

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Networks, Alliances & Partnerships


Ecofys is a leading consultancy in renewable energy, energy & carbon efficiency, energy systems & markets and energy & climate policy.

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ENERGIA ( – 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

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GenderCC – women for climate justice – is the global network of women and gender activists, and gender experts from all world regions working for gender and climate justice.

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Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership hosted by the UN Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.

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The Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA)

The Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) – provides space for its members to effectively collaborate on gender and climate change issues. GGCA members combine organizational strengths to ensure that climate change policies, decision-making and initiatives are gender responsive. To

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International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)

IAIA is a global network on best practice in the use of impact assessment for informed decision making regarding policies, programs, plans and projects

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The Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership

The LEDS GP was founded to advance climate-resilient low emission development through coordination, information exchange, and cooperation among programs and countries working to advance low emissions growth.

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Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)

REN21 is the global renewable energy policy multi-stakeholder network that connects a wide range of key actors to facilitate knowledge exchange, policy development and joint action towards a rapid global transition to renewable energy. REN21 promotes renewable energy to meet

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Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF)

WECF is an international network of over 150 women’s, environmental and health organizations implementing projects in 50 countries and advocating globally for a healthy environment for all.

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UN Institutions, Programmes & Initiatives

Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL)

The Sustainable Energy for All initiative brings together top-level leadership from all sectors of society – governments, business and civil society. Working together, we can achieve a broad-based transformation of the world’s energy systems and build a more prosperous, healthier,

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United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability

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