Bringing a gender perspective to the energy sector required strong collaboration with like-minded partners and participation in national, regional and international meetings. ENERGIA identified actions, activities, messages and strategies to accelerate progress towards building a more equal energy sector and participated in a number of events to advocate for a more gender-sensitive energy sector.
ENERGIA helped to bring gender experts and women in the countries where we operate, including women entrepreneurs and those in high-level international and regional energy policy discussions and negotiations, including events related to SEforALL to these international events. The result was more integration of a gender lens when policies were created and decisions were made at the international level.
These advocacy efforts reinforced the gender inputs in SEforALL’s dialogue and caused a paradigm shift on how women were positioned in these conversations. They started to be seen not just as energy users but as agents of change in the energy transition.