Time: Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 2:30pm – 4:00pm CEST
Registration: To register for this webinar please go to this link.
Access to sustainable energy can transform the lives of women and men in multiple but different ways contributing significantly in improving their quality of life. Despite the empirical evidence suggesting that energy interventions have differentiated impacts on women and men, most energy policies and programmes are still not taking a gender perspective in their design and implementation. In addition, empirical evidence shows that taking a gender approach can contribute to promoting energy access. Which elements of energy interventions bring more gender equitable outcomes? Which gender approaches promote energy access?
This webinar will focus on whether taking a gender approach in the energy supply chain will lead to more inclusive outcomes for women’s empowerment and overall development as well as increasing energy access.
This webinar will be moderated by Samantha Wade and includes the following presentations:
- Evidence for effective women’s energy-related entrepreneurship – current successes and challenges – Dr. Anita Shankar, Johns Hopkins University
- Sustainable Energy for All? Pricing solar lighting to reach the poorest in Africa – Phillip Okull, Innovations for Poverty Action, Rwanda
- Early evidence on how a gender approach in the energy chain contributes to advancing SDG 7 and SDG5 – Prof. Joy Clancy, University of Twente
- Remarks by discussant: Soma Dutta, ENERGIA Women Economic Empowerment Programme
This webinar will provide messages for policy makers and practitioners based on the evidence from the DFID-funded ENERGIA Gender and Energy Research programme.