A People-Centered Accelerator to Advance Gender Equality, Social Inclusion and Women’s Empowerment in the Sustainable Energy Sector

Wednesday, April 5th: 15:00 - 16:00 - Main Stage

HOST: SEforALL Gender and Inclusion Accelerator

To achieve universal access to sustainable energy justly and without leaving anyone behind requires a people-centered approach, with gender equality, social inclusion and women’s empowerment placed at heart of SEforALL’s strategic approach.  This session aims to strengthen collaboration with partners and launch a People-centred Accelerator to develop and promote approaches that address gender equity and provide sustainable energy access to the very poorest, contribute to women’s full participation in access solutions and associated economic opportunities, and extend the universe of partners in this area. This includes government, the private sector, finance providers, civil society as well as women’s, social justice and development organizations not traditionally engaged in energy issues.

Rachel Kyte Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All Sustainable Energy for All
Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany Executive Director, Sustainability and Brand, and Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize Masdar
Nicola Armacost Managing Director Arc Finance, Ltd.
Hon. Sarah Butler-Sloss Founder Director Ashden
Linda Davis Director of Partnerships wPOWER Hub
Susan Gibbs Advisor on Women's Empowerment and Rights Wallace Global Fund
Harish Hande Managing Director SELCO India
Sheila Oparaocha International Coordinator and Programme Manager Energia
Mary Robinson President and Chair of the Board of Trustees Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice
Ana Rojas Gender and Energy Task Manager Global Gender Office, IUCN
Nathalie Weisman SEforALL Coordinator ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency