Energy experts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) validated and adopted the ECOWAS Directive on Gender Assessments in Energy Projects, during a 3-day workshop held from 26 – 28 June 2017 in Accra, Ghana. A groundbreaking achievement for the advancement of women’s human rights in energy development, the Directive aims to ensure that vulnerable and marginalized persons are not excluded as participants in and beneficiaries of energy… Read more >
Energy Sector Management Assistance Program has developed a self-paced e-learning course on gender and energy equality. The course is meant for social development and energy specialists, policy makers, practitioners, and members of civil society interested in learning about the linkages between gender equality and energy using recent research, data and country level experiences. Course topics, materials and registration are available here.
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 >