Energizing Equality: sub-Saharan Africa’s integration of gender equality principles in national energy policies and frameworks

A 2017 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Gender Office (GGO) analysis of 192 energy frameworks found that sub-Saharan Africa is the world’s regional leader in acknowledging gender considerations in national energy frameworks. To continue to understand the extent to which gender considerations are being integrated in national energy frameworks across SSA, IUCN GGO, in coordination with Power Africa, conducted an assessment of 45 energy frameworks from 29 different SSA countries.

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Women at the Forefront of the Clean Energy Future

This white paper was commissioned by USAID under the USAID/IUCN Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO) initiative. Developed through a literature review and individual consultations with experts and validated through an experts’ workshop, this white paper considers the most recent work on the intersection of gender and energy.

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