Gender and Renewable Energy


Advancing Gender Equality in Renewable Energy

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Expert guided. Practical gender integration tools.

100 experts guiding 1,000+ practitioners leading the way on gender and renewable energy linkages

Designed for mitigation practitioners, the G-REEN platform facilitated information sharing on best practices and lessons learned mainstreaming gender in renewable energy projects and policies. This platform also housed numerous AGENT-developed tools and knowledge products on gender and renewable energy issues, covering international and national energy policies, women’s participation in the energy sector, gender considerations in large-scale renewable energy development, supporting professional networks, and promoting women and girls in energy-related STEM fields. These AGENT-developed tools were guided and shaped by a network of over 100 gender and energy experts from around the world, sharing information among a broader network of over 1,000 practitioners.

A USAID-IUCN partnership

Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) is a ten-year collaboration between the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev) that was established in 2014. The purpose of the grant is to increase the effectiveness of environment programming through robust gender integration and improve gender equality and women’s empowerment outcomes in a broad range of environmental sectors.
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Examples of influence​

Thought leadership in action.​

Through G-REEN, AGENT’s outreach and advocacy activities have had impact. From influencing investments, to inspiring new areas of research and  strengthening environmental policy setting, G-REEN provided knowledge to support gender integration across energy decision-making and programming. Select examples of  results include:
  • The AGENT Making the Case energy series is included in energy-related USAID procurements.
  • G-REEN and AGENT are among the top 10 sites driving online users to USAID’s Energy and Infrastructure content.
  • G-REEN was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the top resources on gender and energy.
  • Data generated by G-REEN has been cited by energy ministries and decision makers around the world, advocating gender equality in renewable energy.