Clean Energy Solutions Center Webinar - Creating Gender-informed Strategies, Policies and Regulations for Clean Energy Projects and Programs

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13 Dec 2018
Clean Energy Solutions Center

On 13 December 2018 (16:00-17:30 CET) the Clean Energy Solutions Center is hosting a webinar on "Creating Gender-informed Strategies, Policies and Regulations for Clean Energy Projects and Programs".

Promoting gender equality and empowerment of women is an important step to address barriers that may hinder the equal participation of women and men working in the clean energy sector. It can also be a lever for fostering environmental sustainability, social inclusivity, and economic growth. Despite the evidence that a gender balanced workforce improves decisions, worker satisfaction, and most importantly, the bottom line, most energy projects and programs do not consider gender in the design and implementation. Times are finally changing, and more intentional approaches to gender equality in the energy sector are being adopted in policies, projects and programs in both the private and public sector.

This webinar will highlight the steps you might take in developing gender-informed energy infrastructure projects, highlighting ground-breaking work being done in West Africa, and introduce tools to help guide you in developing progressive policies and regulations. It will focus on the different strategies to help close gender gaps in the energy sector and create awareness and understanding of the role of women in the workforce. We aim to send a strong signal to project developers, investors, policymakers, philanthropists, and NGOs to be proactive in valuing the contributions of women and men as they seek new opportunities to expand the clean energy sector across the globe. An insider’s view on how to get this done will be offered by practitioners who have led the thinking and the action to spur the expansion of a more inclusive clean energy sector.  Additionally, the webinar will offer information on the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), which was formed to empower women working in sustainable energy in both developed and emerging/developing countries at different career levels from both the public and private sector.

The following presentations will be included:

  • Making the case for women in the energy workforce: Ms. Denise Mortimer, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • A blueprint guide for creating gender sensitive energy policies: Ms. Jennye Greene, Sustainable Energy Solutions
  • Operationalizing the ECOWAS Directive on Gender Assessment in Energy Projects: Ms. Monica Maduekwe, ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency 
  • Building supportive energy regulatory frameworks that include gender perspectives: Ms. Kalee Whitehouse, CADMUS Group
  • Overview of the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET): Ms. Christine Lins, Executive Director.
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