By Melissa Ruggles In Indonesia, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is the most widely used energy source for cooking, and it is specifically an important source of energy for 50% of the poor and near-poor households who can access it. However, due to the rising costs of the fuel, and thereby the subsidies, the Indonesian government is seeking to reform the LPG subsidy programme, which amounted to half of the government’s… Read more >
Date: 26 September 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m. IST/ 11:00 GMT
How has ’empowerment’ been conceptualized in studies of electricity’s gendered impacts? Why has there been a divide between established notions of empowerment (i.e. women’s political, social and economic empowerment) on the one hand and, on the other, gender goals in energy interventions and adhering research, which tend to focus on electricity’s impact on welfare indicators? The aim of this webinar is to discuss how a more coherent understanding of women’s… Read more >
By Neva Nahtigal/ENERGIA Kopernik, our partner in Indonesia, has been working to improve public understanding of issues related to women and energy access. At the core of their recent activities in pursuit of that goal is the Indonesian Women for Energy – or #IDWOMEN4ENERGY – campaign. As Kopernik’s communications officer Ina Saptiono explained, “This digital campaign seeks to build public awareness about the important role that women play in… Read more >
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania – On August 24, 2017, Solar Sister, in collaboration with the UN Foundation-led Energy Access Practitioner Network and ENERGIA will host a workshop to highlight the need for more meaningful inclusion of women in clean energy access value chains and policies. Solar Sister will also launch new research from the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship on the benefits of its women-centered clean energy entrepreneurship. Women can play a crucial role in scaling up energy access,… Read more >
Dr Indira Shakya, an independent researcher specialising in renewable energy and women empowerment who works with ENERGIA in Nepal, made the case for diversifying energy supply in Nepal and presented some policy recommendations in a recent article available online.