Thursday, September 10, 2015
Washington DC 20005
Development practitioners’ recognition of the importance of electricity to economic growth has led to billions of dollars in investment in the energy sector. To ensure the maximum impact of these investments, it is essential to consider how electricity can contribute to poverty reduction, social inclusion and gender equality. Please join the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the World Bank, the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, and Power Africa for a one-day event to advance global discussion and share lessons learned, best practices, evidence and experiences on the linkages between energy, poverty and gender.
Themes will include:
• Key gender and social inclusion issues in the energy sector
• Lowering barriers to connecting and ensuring uptake of electricity
• Supporting utilities, regulators and ministries: gender-responsive and pro-poor planning and service delivery
• Off-grid renewable energy solutions and women’s productive use of electricity
• Social and gender impacts of energy infrastructure construction
• Private sector investment in energy solutions
• Measuring and evaluating impacts and benefits
• What have we learned, where do we go from here?
This event is open to the public. Lunch and refreshments served. Detailed agenda with speakers and sessions forthcoming.
Questions? Contact Jozefina Cutura at MCC.