New webinar on opportunities for gender approaches in climate programs
Gender mainstreaming in the energy sector is taking place from national policies to institutional reforms and project development, ultimately increasing energy access and providing low emission development pathways for many around the world. Gender 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 of this progress has taken place in small scale, community-based projects.
This webinar from the Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO) initiative, held on October 22, 2015, discusses why it is necessary to address gender in the energy sector, as well as pinpoint where good practices and knowledge gaps exist. The content of this webinar will be further expanded by succeeding learning sessions.
Click here to watch a recording of the webinar.
Links to the presentations can be found below:
- Kristen Graf, Executive Director, Women of Wind Energy: Women working in the energy sector: why are there so few?
- Vanessa Lopes Janik, Operations Officer, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP): Large-scale energy infrastructures: if they are not gender neutral, why do we hear so little about it?
- Abigail Mackey, Grants Manager, Solar Sister: Why are women playing a key role in the value chain of renewable energy technologies?
- Ana Rojas, Gender and Energy Task Manager, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Gender Office (GGO): Women’s energy needs and contributions to the energy sector.
Have some questions regarding webinar content or gender and renewable energy more generally? Join the online discussion forum here.