This assessment has been conducted to identify and understand the degree to which gender considerations have been addressed in energy policies, plans and strategies worldwide. Findings offer insights into the ways in which governments are recognizing gender considerations in the context of their energy policymaking and planning and trends with respect to key cross-cutting gender issues and regional comparisons. Download full publication here.
As the international coordinator and programme manager, Sheila Oparaocha is directly responsible for ENERGIA’s activities across the world. When she is not strategising, participating in conference calls and meetings at her office in the Netherlands, she is likely speaking at a high level forum, helping steer other organisations and efforts related to gender and energy, or otherwise raising awareness of the importance of bringing women to every energy-related conversation, policy… Read more >
A small team of Hivos team members and representatives from our host partner in Guatemala, Alterna Impact, went on a learning adventure on July 28 to meet with Guatemalan women entrepreneurs and learn about their needs and experiences around renewable energy. In the team were Raquel Chacón and Kattia Quirós from Hivos’ Costa Rica office and ENERGIA’s Sheila Oparaocha. The team explored the potential to replicate ENERGIA’s program in Central… Read more >
By Neva Nahtigal/ENERGIA “We get a lot more media attention when our celebrity ambassadors take action, and we believe that having celebrities carry our message has enabled us to reach out to a wider segment of the population,” said Laura Nolan, Communications officer at Energy 4 Impact in Senegal. The most prominent celebrity that Energy 4 Impact has recruited as their ambassador is one of Senegal’s best-selling singers Coumba Gawlo… Read more >
By Neva Nahtigal / ENERGIA Daw Htay Htay, the owner of a cookstove production unit in the Pathein region of Myanmar, is finally more relaxed and contented. But life has been far from easy for this 57-year-old woman. She was her parents’ only child, and her mother died when Daw Htay Htay was very young. Her father, a ship docker, was unable to support her education past the third grade… Read more >