Policy makers needed gender-disaggregated evidence and data to assess the situation and develop efficient, appropriate and equal policies that leave no one behind. At the time, and still today, the lack of data on gender and energy and its interlinkages remained the major obstacle to making energy projects and programs more gender-responsive and sensitive.
Providing evidence through research
ENERGIA contributed to fill this gap by creating more data-oriented articles, publications, case studies and papers. These communications products aimed to increase understanding of the energy, gender and sustainable development linkage, as well as identify the limits of gender-blind policies and showcase the benefits of incorporating a gender lens. These publications increased the literature on gender and energy, which was lacking.
Translating research findings into briefs for use by practitioners and stakeholders
To accelerate action, ENERGIA strongly believed in the importance of sharing advocacy materials and publications, including thematic papers, case studies, working papers, policy papers and briefs. For this, communications played a key role, especially at the international level where policy makers need clear and brief recommendations, as well as relevant data, to advance actions and make decisions. We collaborated with several partners to produce knowledge material and develop products that could be used by governments and institutions as guidance tools. In addition, we invested energies in the realization and implementation of a complete knowledge center on ENERGIA website, that could work as a point of reference for practitioners and stakeholders working on or interested in the gender and energy nexus.