This post originally appears on the Power Africa blog, accessible here. Sub-Saharan Africa is a global leader in gender mainstreaming in energy sector policy development. In a Global Gender Analysis of national energy frameworks, sub-Saharan Africa outperforms all other regions, with nearly three-quarters (73%) of its policies including gender considerations. National energy frameworks — the collection of […]
The gender and energy nexus in urban settings This webinar was held on 31 May, 2018. While there is much research and action focusing on the gender-energy nexus in rural settings, there is often very little discourse on addressing gender-related energy challenges specific to urban settings, such as the gender-differentiated access to services, connections and […]
Energizing Equality: Powering a gender-responsive future through energy policies and frameworks This webinar was held on 24 October, 2017. The International Union for Conservation of Nature Global Gender Office (IUCN GGO), in collaboration with ENERGIA and with support from USAID, launched an Environment and Gender Information (EGI) platform analysis exploring if and how gender considerations […]
AGENT (GECCO*) Energy Webinar: Innovative finance mechanisms to unlock women’s entrepreneurship and energy access This webinar was hosted on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 Women face different—and sometimes greater—challenges than their male counterparts in entrepreneurship and asset acquisition. At times, social and cultural barriers may impede women from becoming landowners or from other assets, which hinders opportunities […]
AGENT (GECCO*) Energy Webinar: Technology and data collection: Allies in women-centric energy access programs This webinar was hosted on October 27, 2016. Energy is fundamental to development, from reducing drudgery to supporting productive activities and services, including education, transport and communications. However, 1.2 billion people do not have access to electricity and close to 3 […]
Webinar recording: Gender & Access to Energy Development in LEDS On December 10, 2015, IUCN in collaboration with the LEDS LAC Regional Platform hosted a webinar on gender and access to energy development in low emission development strategies (LEDS). To watch the full recording (in Spanish) and learn more, please click here.