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Webinar on gender in large-scale infrastructure


The Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO) Energy team is hosting a webinar on gender in large-scale energy infrastructure.

Gender mainstreaming in the energy sector is taking place from national policies, to institutional reforms and project development—increasing energy access and providing a low emission development pathways for many around the world. It has been a central pillar of the commitments towards achieving universal access to modern energy and is recognized as a cornerstone within the Sustainable Development Goals.

While efforts at integrating gender considerations into climate change and the renewable energy sector have progressed over the years, most progress has taken place in small scale, community-based projects. Though these initiatives demonstrate ways in which engaging women improves the success of energy access and climate mitigation efforts, the results are often not well documented. A significant knowledge gap on gender and mid- to large-scale renewable energy projects exists.

This webinar is a part of the GECCO Energy webinar series and will highlight some of the related information gaps, as well as difficulties in addressing gender considerations within mid- to large-scale renewable energy projects and what solutions exist for increasing access to benefits by women and men of communities located in the project’s vicinity. The content of this webinar will be further expanded by succeeding learning sessions.

Webinar agenda:

The webinar will be moderated by Ana Rojas, Gender and Energy Task Manager, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Gender Office (GGO), and will include the following speakers and topics:

Maria Beatriz Orlando, World Bank Senior Social Development Specialist, and Vanessa Lopes Janik, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP):

  • Understanding the gender dimensions of generation, transmission and distribution projects

Gabriela Factor, Community Insights Group:

  • Addressing gender in large-scale projects: opportunities under social impacts assessments and the need to improve these tools

Daniella Rough, EnerTek Global:

  • Increasing the benefits of large-scale energy projects: how government and NGO lead initiatives are ensuring the development needs of women and men are addressed in rural Peru.

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