Skip to: Taking stock of 25 years of bringing gender into the energy conversation

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  • Over the past 25 years, ENERGIA has been calling for a gender-equal energy sector. These experiences have now been compiled in a virtual overview. This overview retraces key strategies, achievements and resources that allowed the Network to be a critical player in the advocacy efforts towards the achievement of a just and universal energy access. […]

  • Region: Worldwide Office: Hivos Hub Global Office, The Hague (or remote from any other place in the world) Application deadline: January 15, 2022 We are currently seeking to appoint highly motivated individuals enrolled in a master’s, postmasters, or doctorate program with experience working on energy and/or economic issues. Are you interested in social development, equity […]

  • This interview was originally published on the Heinrich Böll Foundation website. Authored by by Daniel Abunales and Lea Goelnitz    Why is it important to integrate gender equality in the energy transition debate? Silvia Sartori: Women and men have different energy needs and use energy differently. Globally, women have less access to and control over […]

  • To bridge the gender gaps throughout the energy supply chain and in decision-making groups, ENERGIA, EnDev, Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS), Hivos and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), launched the Gender and Energy Innovation Facility in July 2020. The facility aims at developing, testing and evaluating innovative approaches to address the persistent gender […]

  • To bridge the gender gaps throughout the energy supply chain and in decision-making groups, ENERGIA, EnDev, Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS), Hivos and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), launched the Gender and Energy Innovation Facility in July 2020. The facility aims at developing, testing and evaluating innovative approaches to address the persistent gender […]

  • To bridge the gender gaps throughout the energy supply chain and in decision-making groups, ENERGIA, EnDev, Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS), Hivos and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), launched the Gender and Energy Innovation Facility in July 2020. The facility aims at developing, testing and evaluating innovative approaches to address the persistent gender […]

  • A partnership among various donors supports eleven organizations in Kenya, Tanzania and Nepal to pilot their innovative idea. These pilots will all address persistent gender challenges in energy access, use, provision and transition. Worldwide, 760 million people still lack access to electricity. Another 2.6 billion (ESMAP, Tracking SDG 7. The energy progress report 2021) still […]

  • In the framework of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA), and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) co-hosted an event at the UNFCCC SDG7 Pavilion to catalyze action towards gender equality and women’s empowerment. Moderated by […]

  • Delivered by leading advisory firms, the new service will help to bridge the access-to-finance gap for local, earlier stage companies in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. On the COP26 Energy Day, the European programme GET.invest – supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria – is officially launching the pilot […]

  • Within the frame of the United Nations’ High-Level Dialogue on Energy, the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) has launched a multi-stakeholder Energy Compact to “Unlock the SDGs and Net-Zero with Clean Cooking” (read the full Energy Compact here). Sheila Oparaocha’s speech at the Clean Cooking Energy Compact launch With the 2030 deadline for achieving universal energy access, […]

  • This article was originally published by Clean Cooking Alliance.  Providing clean energy to households is critical to achieving global climate and sustainable development goals. Yet, with fewer than ten years until we reach 2030, the world remains far off track to meet SDG7. Within the frame of the United Nations’ High-Level Dialogue on Energy, the Clean […]

  • Magi Matinga, Technical Advisor at ENERGIA, explains how ENERGIA has contributed to the inclusion of a gender perspective in policies, projects and programs at national and international level by: Providing research evidence and sex-disaggregated data for use by policy- and decision makers on women’s and men’s energy needs and consumption patterns. Advocating for women’s recognition […]