Oxfam has published a paper titled “Energy and Women and Girls: Analyzing the needs, uses, and impacts of energy on women and girls in the developing world”. The paper tests the assumption that, because of the burdens of energy poverty, energy access itself automatically benefits women and girls. Through an analysis of the existing literature the paper finds that ensuring that energy access provides benefits to women requires much more than… Read more >
To understand the extent to which gender is being mainstreamed in Sustainable Energy for All related activities, the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Global Gender Office conducted an assessment of 61 SEforALL country action plan documents, from 52 countries. The report is available on this website.
Powering Agriculture – An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC) has released its Gender Integration Summary Report 2016 as well as six topical guides focused on integrating gender into the development and deployment of clean energy solutions for the agricultural sector. They cover the following topics: deployment of clean energy solutions; product development; financial products; marketing; monitoring and evaluation; and human resources. The practical guides provide a brief overview of relevant… Read more >
The Atlantic has published an insightful report which shows that “energy access programs are an underexplored lever for women’s economic empowerment”. The report by Kathleen O’Dell, Sophia Peters and Kate Wharton from Deloitte addresses questions including: “Under what context does gender equality rise with access to electricity; what are the channels through which this change occurs; and how significant are the economic benefits to women? Can donor institutions and governments reap… Read more >
In its recent publication “Fostering Women’s Entrepreneurship in ASEAN: Transforming Prospects, Transforming Societies” the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) proposes critical actions that can be taken by ASEAN Governments to address the particular constraints facing women entrepreneurs. Those action are foreseen to be taken in conjunction with other key actors, such as the finance sector, entrepreneur associations, international agencies and civil society. The purpose… Read more >