Skip to: Gender perspectives on Energy for CSD-9: Draft position paper including recommendations proposed by the ENERGIA Support Group and the CSD NGO Women’s Caucus

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  • The sectoral focuses of CSD9 are energy and transport, both key elements in the drive towards sustainable development. Sustainable energy policy should concern sustainable access to sustainable energy. In considering sustainable energy options, the access to these by different groups in the population is sometimes overlooked. This paper sets out the reasons, both from a […]

  • Commission on Sustainable Development Report on the ninth session (5 May 2000 and 16-27 April 2001)

  • Energy is a critical component in the economic growth of any country. The Kenya Vision 2030 identifies energy as one of the enablers of national development. Enhanced access to energy sources improves living conditions through provision of water for industrial and agricultural productivity; better health; education; security; and environmental sustainability. This policy is designed to […]


  • The Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) has recently launched a gender mainstreaming process with the aim of ensuring that gender is considered during planning and implementation of energy projects and programmes. This project was conceived after an audit of energy policies and programmes conducted by the Gender and Energy Network of Botswana (GENBO) revealed that the […]

  • This report presents the main findings of an empirical study that is part of a project entailing both evidence building and stakeholder networking and engagement. The project is a collaboration in the area of gender and modern energy cooking services between ENERGIA and the Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) programme and is managed by Loughborough […]

  • Improving Gender-Inclusive Access to Clean and Renewable Energy in Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka is an Asian Development Bank (ADB)-supported project (JFPR Grant-9158 REG). The project aimed to increase rural poor women’s access to affordable and reliable clean energy sources and technologies in selected project sites in Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It was implemented […]

  • This report, a fairly comprehensive analysis of the current situation of energy and gender issues in ECOWAS Member States, aims to inform the development of the ECOWAS policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy, which will support national governments in focusing and harmonizing their current efforts at gender mainstreaming, learning from one another, and collectively mobilizing […]

  • Empowering women and improving their status are essential to realizing the full potential of economic, political and social development. At the center of the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 is Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Goal 5 includes measures relevant to the energy sector, including to end all discrimination […]

  • In the last few years, gender issues have increasingly been recognised as critical to energy access initiatives. Underscoring the importance of access to energy, or the lack thereof, and its impacts on women and girls, the first two years of the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) are dedicated to a global campaign on […]