Promoting Gender Integration through Policy Reform

Thursday, May 3rd: 14:30 - 16:00 - Belém

HOST: The Clinton Foundation, IUCN, Power Africa

Research reveals there is increased action from policy makers, financing agencies and private sector actors to address gender equality considerations in the energy sector such as activities to increase women’s participation in the labor force and/or establishing safeguards to reduce risks and increase women’s access to benefits. In turn, gender equality and labor laws also shape and support the manner in which women join and work in the energy sector.

This session will present the audience with recent findings and good practices from the sector by addressing different areas of intervention. The session will contain presentations on: (i) how policies address gender equality and women’s empowerment in the energy sector; (ii) examples of how regional centers are moving forward the creation of gender-responsive energy policies; (iii) reflections from the private sector when responding to gender mandates in energy policies; and, (iv) space to reflect and provide feedback on the process that can be set into place for developing gender-responsive policies.

Sheila Oparaocha International Coordinator and Programme Manager Energia
Iliyana Arnaudova Senior Policy and Development Specialist RCREEE
Charlotte Aubin Kalaidjian Founder and CEO GreenWish Partners
Monica Maduekwe Programme Officer ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
Ellen Morris President and Founder Sustainable Energy Solutions
Karin Reiss UNIDO Sustainable Energy Expert SACREEE
Ana Victoria Rojas Senior Energy Adviser IUCN, Global Gender Office
Alexis Tubb Project Manager Clinton Foundation