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  • Women/gender and energy has emerged as one of the critical pathways for linking energy interventions to the Millennium Development goals. Yet, despite many efforts, energy poverty is widespread, and gender inequality exits at every level of the energy sector. At the same time, most poverty assessments and research exclude energy. This paper is addressed primarily […]

  • This synthesis report presents the results of an ENERGIA/UK Department of International Development (DfID) research project on “Gender as a key variable in energy.” The project brought together some of the world’s foremost experts on gender and energy in a Collaborative Research Group on Gender and Energy. The group included policy researchers from France, Kenya, […]

  • 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 […]

  • This manual is designed to support training of planners and programme managers in energy ministries, utilities and private sector companies involved in energy infrastructure project to increase their capacity to bring gender aspects of energy into the planning cycle. There is also a need to encourage gender specialists to increase their involvement in the energy […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]