Reaching over fourteen million people in five countries, with awareness raising activities, lobbying, a media presence and public events
A four year programme in line with ENERGIA’s commitment to Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) that aims to:
- integrate gender objectives and actions in SE4All country action plans and investment prospectuses in five focus countries
- raise awareness on the economic and social impact of including and promoting women in the energy value chain, as suppliers and as users
- show the impact of the ENERGIA’s Women’s Economic Empowerment programme
Read about the programme’s activities and impact
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Underscoring the importance of the impact of access to energy, or the lack thereof, on women and girls, the first two years of the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014 – 2024) were dedicated to a global campaign on energy, women, children and health. The Gender and Energy Advocacy programme took this a step further and launched full fledged awareness raising and advocacy campaigns in five countries: Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Senegal and Tanzania. The aim is to contribute to efforts that ensure governments and donors allocate investments in gender informed energy programmes. Activities in the countries range from working together with national governments in special task forces, lobbying at local level and signing MoUs with regional entities to awareness raising with local governments to general awareness raising campaigns including photo exhibitions and digital media campaigns.
Implementing partners are: Kopernik in Indonesia; Practical Action East Africa, partnering with Sustainable Community Development Services (SCODE) in Kenya; the Centre for Rural Technology in Nepal, partnering with the National Association of Community Electricity Users Nepal (NACEUN) and the Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ); GVEP and SEM Fund in Senegal and Solar Sister, partnering with Ripple Effect Images and Show the Good in Tanzania.
The programme is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), the Dutch Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) and the Humanist Institute for Co-operation with Developing Countries (Hivos). It runs from 2015 – 2017 and includes general awareness raising activities, lobby and media related activities; all to put women in the spotlight and show that women, when empowered, are part of the solution. The program is complementary to ENERGIA’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Programme, which supports women-led micro- and small businesses delivering energy products and services to over 2,000,000 consumers by 2017.