ENERGIA activities focused on establishing partner relationships with various institutions to influence energy programs and incorporate a gender perspective. ENERGIA advised and assisted institutions, groups, and networks in preparing highly credible and well-researched papers for international meetings and in building their advocacy capacities to participate in high-level expert groups and panels.
The network focused on supporting women in gaining the technical skills needed to advance and deepen their knowledge, as well as voice their opinions and standpoints. It assisted them in participating in international consultations and in strengthening their capacity to effectively advocate at international, regional and national gender and energy consultations.
At the end of Phase 1, ENERGIA established contacts and partner relationships with a number of national and regional institutions, several of whose individual members joined the ENERGIA Support Group, including:
- The Gender in Sustainable Energy (GENES) network in Central America (providing advice, networking contacts and publications)
- The Environmental Liaison Centre International (ELCI) in Nairobi (jointly organized regional workshop)
- The African Development Bank (gender training in energy)
- The Regional Wood Energy Development program (RWEDP), FAO/Bangkok (gender training in wood energy)
- The All-India Women’s Conference (AIWC) Rural Energy Department
- The Women’s Energy Group in South Africa (advice and comments on strategy)