Turning Information into Empowerment: Strengthening Gender and Energy Networking in Africa” (TIE-ENERGIA) project
The “Turning Information into Empowerment: Strengthening Gender and Energy Networking in Africa” (TIE-ENERGIA) project, launched in January 2005 with co-funding from the Directorate General of International Co-operation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), was implemented across twelve countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to generate strategies and tools to mainstream gender in energy policies and projects.
In collaboration with the UK Department of International Development Knowledge and Research program (DFID-KaR), ENERGIA developed a number of case studies to fill the data gap. The research was used and referred to in the Chair’s Summary of Parts 1 and 2 of CSD-14 and in the outputs of the Expert Committee to formulate Energy Policy, Planning Commission of India (Power & Energy Division). This represented one of the first attempts to build collaborative research between energy and gender experts.