At the international level, there is a growing recognition that the goal of energy for all will not be achieved unless women’s energy needs are better understood and addressed in both policy and action. Being able to address women’s needs and tapping into their potential in energy interventions will contribute to achieve SE4ALL’s goal and the Social Development Goal (SDG) of achieving universal access to energy by 2030.
ENERGIA believes that evidence can have a strong influence on policymaking.
Our Gender and Energy Research Programme will provide the evidence base for improving the effectiveness of energy investment by understanding and addressing women’s needs for modern energy services through empirical research.
The programme is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and covers five areas:
- Electrification through grid and decentralised systems
- Productive uses of energy
- The political economy of energy sector dynamics
- Energy sector reforms and regulation
- The role of the private sector in scaling up energy access
- Unlocking the economic benefits of rural electrification
The research is conducted by consortia that include research institutions, NGOs and private companies, thereby offering the capability to both perform high quality research and create links to policy and practice.