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  • Women are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. They need modern and affordable energy to keep up the fight and support the recovery, to make their communities and businesses more resilient for the next pandemic. The coronavirus crisis is putting an unprecedented and enormous strain on the global economy and public health systems, and […]

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  • A holistic energy access approach, taking into account the role of appliances, is needed if we are to achieve access to energy for all (Sustainable Development Goal 7) and gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) by 2030. Appliances can reduce drudgery and save time in performing household tasks. They can also be transformative from an […]

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  • Women’s involvement in energy supply chains has advantages for the acceleration of access to modern energy services, for the women involved and for their families. In energy supply roles in rural communities, women perform as well as men and in some cases even outperform them. Opening up the prospects of business and jobs in a […]

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  • The Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7)’s ambitious mandate to ensure access to modern energy for all will only be reached if gender is taken into account. ENERGIA’s Gender and Energy Research programme has found evidence on the differences between women and men in their energy needs, both in the household and in business, and in […]

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  • Energy policy is usually gender-blind. This makes it harder to achieve SDG targets relating to gender equality and sustainable energy access for all. The Gender and Energy Research Programme is helping to build the knowledge that countries need in order to develop and reform their energy sectors in a more gender-sensitive way. Energy interventions affect […]

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  • ENERGIA News – May 2016 This issue of ENERGIA News gives an introduction to the Gender and Energy Research Programme. The programme runs from February 2014 to February 2019 with financial support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The objective is to generate  and analyse empirical evidence on the links between gender, energy […]

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  • The commissioned research focused on using evidence from ENERGIA’s experience with gender approaches to build insights for future implementation and to inform policy and practice according to the Theory of Change as presented by UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). These approaches have been widely used by ENERGIA through a range of projects and programmes […]

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  • This presentation explores some of the current thinking on development, what the implications are for the energy sector, and then examines the gender implications of the energy-poverty nexus. Following on from this, the paper looks at the role renewable energy technologies have to play in this arena. It also intends to make a few remarks […]

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  • This paper sets out the reasons, both from a Southern and from a Northern perspective, why gender issues need to be more strongly integrated into energy policies, planning and projects, to increase sustainable energy access for women. It refers to relevant recommendations made at UN meetings and other expert gatherings and lists a number of […]

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