At the outset of the ENERGIA sponsored advocacy project in Senegal, Energy 4 Impact reported that energy laws and regulatory and policy documents did not take gender into account. Instead, generic expressions such as “access to modern forms of energy and electricity in rural areas”, “energy access for all” or “vulnerable persons” appeared in those texts. By the end of 2015, only six months into the project, our partner in… Read more >
Access to energy is critical for women’s economic empowerment: not only can it free up time for other economic activities, but it also offers opportunities to engage into new roles and gain control over economic decisions. Energy 4 Impact’s Alessandra Moscadelli wrote a blogpost entry for Oxfam’s Women’s Economic Empowerment in Agriculture Knowledge Hub. Read the full entry here.
Whereas it would be hard to dispute that energy interventions impact men and women differently, robust empirical evidence on their differential needs is missing. Likewise, solid evidence that taking a gender-sensitive approach leads to better outcomes is scarce. Those were some of the starting points for organizing one of the side events at the Vienna Energy Forum. ENERGIA, in cooperation with UNIDO, brought together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to… Read more >
Vienna Energy Forum Press Release VIENNA, 9 May 2017 – As part of this years’ Vienna Energy Forum, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA) organized a side event to discuss the importance of robust and empirical evidence for gender inclusive energy policies. Opening the discussion, Sheila Oparaocha, ENERGIA’s International Coordinator and Programme Manager, emphasized that “Energy access is key… Read more >
Date: 9 May 2017
Location: Vienna International Centre
Together with UNIDO, we are organizing a Vienna Energy Forum side event on 9 May. Strengthening the empirical Evidence: Gender inclusive energy policies enabling progress towards the SDGs will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to reflect on the state of art of the empirical evidence on energy interventions that are delivering on gender impacts and the ones that are not. This side event will mainly focus on the following key… Read more >