Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Toolbox: Promotion for Renewable Energy Technologies
Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Social Inclusion are particularly central to NRREP’s mission to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of the poorest people including women, poor and socially excluded people. Integral to these, there also a general consensus that governance is about establishing effective relationships, networks and partnerships and coordinate the activities of the program, communities, private sector and civil society organisations towards sustaining quality services for all and economic growth that is inclusive. Inclusive growth and development is seen as an essential feature for lasting development success. The project realises that sustained poverty reduction requires women and men from all social groups living in poverty to both contribute to and benefit from growth while having access to quality basic services. Social inclusion also adopts gender equity as a crucial element for addressing poverty. Here the renewable energy program sees a change from previous approach in addressing specific interests or inherent energy to poor parts of society. It has been developed with the aim of keenly listening to and engaging with both women and men living in poverty – in order to enable this population to enjoy development solutions that can create change in their life. In addition to the inclusive approach NRREP strongly believes that shaping an enabling environment that addresses the systemic constraints underlying poor performance and inequality for a sustainable development. For improving the renewable energy sector and the system’s performance this program also adopts a multi-actor approach.