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  • 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 […]

  • This Handbook on mainstreaming gender in energy projects seeks to provide guidance, practical tools and examples for energy projects that show how to undertake gender mainstreaming systematically. The Handbook is a product of an ENERGIA initiative on Gender in Energy Projects, which was supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the Netherlands Directorate […]

  • The manual is intended to provide materials for a course, but the length, of this will depend on how it is arranged. It is suggested that different modules be given at different times, or in different combinations. Experience shows that the first two modules can be given together in one course, which will take about […]

  • The effective communication of project results are crucial elements in successful advocacy strategies, but are often overlooked by busy project managers and implementers as they are immersed in the actual work. This sub-module focuses specifically on training participants in how to use communication channels and produce appropriate material in order to communicate project results.

  • This fifth module in the training course “The Gender Face of Energy” deals with “Project Proposal Development”. The module can be seen as a stand-alone training package. Participants who have followed either of the first two modules will have some advantage and may find some of the information in this module familiar. The module consists […]

  • Gender and energy is a relatively new field in sustainable development policy. Sometimes policymakers are not even aware that gender issues play a role in energy policy, or that energy has the power to shape women’s and men’s lives; and sometimes policymakers are aware of gender issues, but have no idea how to incorporate gender […]

  • Gender and energy are a relatively new area of international sustainable development activities. Awareness about gender issues in energy policy is beginning to emerge with ground breaking attempts to engender energy policy in South Africa and Uganda. In part, these efforts have been driven by the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action which upon signature required […]

  • In order to plan in a gender sensitive way it is necessary to use a variety of analytic procedures that ensure the gender elements are not forgotten. This module presents some tools which help to plan a gender sensitive energy project. The idea is that they can be used alongside other tools which are normally […]

  • Module 1 sets out some key ideas and concepts about gender, and argues that a clear understanding of gender and the way it is reflected in social and economic roles is essential for effective rural energy planning. This module argues that gender sensitive energy planning is required to realise the project goals set and to […]