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  • Today, a coalition, initiated by ENERGIA,  Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and supported by the Governments of  Iceland, Ecuador, Nepal, Kenya and Sweden launched a Gender and Energy Compact to catalyze action towards gender equality and women’s empowerment to accelerate a just, inclusive and […]

  • In its 25 years of existence, gender mainstreaming in energy policies, institutions, programs and projects has been and still is an important part of ENERGIA’s work. But what is gender mainstreaming in the energy sector exactly? In short, gender mainstreaming is a tool or a process to correct the imbalance between women and men in […]

  • On September 8, 2021 the Governments of Iceland and Kenya together with ENERGIA, GWNET and UNIDO and their partners ACCESS, Clean Cooking Alliance, Practical Action East Africa, Power for ALL, Shine, SEWA, UN Women and UN ESCWA discussed the Gender Energy Compact during a Deep Dive workshop. The Compact aims at catalyzing action towards gender […]

  • Date: September, 8 2021 Time: 08.00 – 09.30 EST | 14:00 – 15:30 CEST Location: Virtual event. Register: This event requires registration, please register here (CLOSED). Women have a critical role to play in achieving SDG7, but barriers such as access to sustainable energy, education, finance, career advancement and insufficient involvement in decision making processes […]

  • Access to clean cooking solutions, including modern stoves and cooking fuels, is often overlooked as part of the wider energy access agenda. This is surprising, given that four billion people – over half the world’s population – lack access to modern energy cooking service, also known as MECS, for their daily cooking practices. This means […]

  • ENERGIA is pleased to support the Africa-Europe Foundation Clean Cooking Manifesto. This is a collective action agenda for achieving universal access to clean cooking by 2030.   The Clean Cooking Manifesto, signed by over 65 high-level personalities and organisations from across Africa and Europe, urges governments, development partners and the private sector to adopt a […]

  • by Silvia Sartori, Women’s Economic Empowerment Program Manager, ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy  | This article was originally published on The Guide – Season 3 | 2021 by Enlit   The just energy transition represents two core sustainable development goals as formulated by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: […]

  • UN Member States, NGOs, civil society, youth organizations and practitioners gathered last week for the Ministerial-level Thematic Forums, to discuss actions to promote and advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 7 and the Paris Agreement on climate change.  The event offered an opportunity to outline challenges and encourage dialogue by bringing to the […]

  • by Sheila Oparaocha and Hans Olav Ibrekk. This article was originally published on Power for All.    With less than a decade left to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we have made significant progress toward SDG7 on affordable and clean energy for all. Globally, the population having access rose from 83 percent in […]

  • Date: June, 15 2021 Time: 14:55 to 15:55 CEST Location: Virtual event. Register: This event requires registration, please register here.   During the 14th edition of the European Development Days (EDD), high-level representatives from governments, organizations and institutions will discuss how to strengthen the political support, knowledge and capacity to accelerate the adoption of clean and […]

  • On April 30, 2021, the Kleinman Center awarded its sixth Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions in energy policy to Sheila Oparaocha, International Coordinator and Program Manager at ENERGIA. During her over two decades at ENERGIA, Sheila has tirelessly advocated for a more gender-equal energy sector and for women to play a central role in the […]

  • Our International Coordinator and Program Manager, Sheila Oparaocha, has won the Sixth Annual Carnot Prize issued by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania for her distinguished contributions to energy policy. The Carnot Prize is named in memory of the French scientist and father of thermodynamics Sadi Carnot, who recognized that […]