LEDS GP webinar: Gender, access to energy and low emission development
Date: Thursday December 10th
Time: 9:00-10:30 am (CST, time in Costa Rica)
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Introduction – Ana Maria Majano, Coordinator of LEDS LAC Secretariat, INCAE Business School.
Link between gender, access to energy and mitigation – Jackie Siles, Global Gender Office, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Creating conditions for gender equality in public rural electrification projects: the experience of Electrification Project of Nicaragua (PELNICA) – Irma Gutierrez, Gender Specialist, Nicaragua Electrification Project (PELNICA).
Experience of gender inclusion in the implementation of the micro hydro Batzchocola Community, Nebaj, Quiche, Guatemala – Mario Guadalupe Hernandez Jimenez, Executive Director, Association for the Development Rijatz’ul Q’ij (Seed Sun).
About the webinar
Women and men play different roles as both consumers and administrators of the energy. Often, women’s energy needs are not adequately met and their integration in the design of policies and participation in projects is still a challenge for energy planning. Projects or energy policies that incorporate a gender perspective would benefit women and men equally by recognizing their distinct energy needs. The integration of gender considerations tends to increase project efficiency, as it helps to identify barriers to implementation and possible benefits such as emissions reduction and increased resilience to climate change.
This webinar will provide information on the importance of linking gender and energy access, the inclusion of gender around energy demand, examples of the involvement of women in the value chain of the energy and information resources available online.
In addition, two case studies will be presented: the first case study will examine the events described in PELNICA, a rural electrification project for extension of networks, which implemented a Rural Development Strategy and Gender Equality (DRiG). In the second case study looks at the inclusion of gender experiences in the implementation of the micro hydro Batzchocolá Community, Nebaj, Quiché, Guatemala.
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