Phase Six: 2018 - 2021
Empowering Women, Engendering Energy
Developing and disseminating publications
ENERGIA focused on the importance of sharing communications products to raise awareness and contribute to influencing the public and private sector on the linkages between gender and energy access.
Establishing the Gender and Energy Innovation Facility
Gender innovation, meaning gender approaches, processes and practices for energy access that deviate from the norm, is non-existent in the energy sector. ENERGIA established the Gender and Energy Innovation Facility to address this gap.
Gender mainstreaming at the institutional level
Gender mainstreaming continued to be crucial and cross-cutting in most of ENERGIA’s activities. ENERGIA supported ministries of energy, rural electrification agencies, electric utilities and nationally implemented donor programs to apply a gender lens to organizational processes, practices and operations.
Collaborating at the national level
ENERGIA continued to partner with national institutions and local stakeholders to influence national strategies, energy policies and action plans. This inclusive approach allowed ENERGIA to collaborate with different actors and fully support the integration of gender strategies at all levels, from households to governments.
Participating in national and international meetings
Aiming to create a gender-responsive energy sector that supports not only women entrepreneurs at the local level, but also women and gender discussions at the global level, ENERGIA implemented global and national advocacy activities at relevant national and international meetings.
Convening and coordinating advocacy actions and activities
ENERGIA stimulates and facilitates conversations and collaborations between different organizations and stakeholders, including local finance institutions (LFIs), renewable energy (RE) companies, governments, local authorities, non-governmental organisations and women entrepreneurs, to establish a common understanding of the challenges women entrepreneurs face, and formulate and undertake actions to bring a systemic change.
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