On September 10, 2015 over 100 participants joined the Energy for Development Conference: Promoting a Gender Inclusive and Pro-Poor Sector, co-hosted by Power Africa, ESMAP, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Development practitioners' recognition of the importance of electricity to economic growth has led to billions of dollars in investment in the energy sector. To ensure the maximum impact of these investments, it is essential to consider how electricity can contribute to poverty reduction, social inclusion and gender equality. This one day event aimed to advance global discussion and share lessons learned, best practices, evidence and experiences on the linkages between energy, poverty and gender.
Key gender and social inclusion issues in the energy sector
Lowering barriers to connecting and ensuring uptake of electricity
Supporting utilities, regulators and ministries: gender-responsive and pro-poor planning and service delivery
Off-grid renewable energy solutions and women's productive use of electricity
Social and gender impacts of energy infrastructure construction
Private sector investment in energy solution
Measuring and evaluating impacts and benefits
What have we learned, where do we go from here?
- Promoting a Gender Inclusive and Pro-Poor Energy Sector: An Overview
- Lowering Barriers to Electricity Access, Uptake and Usage
- Institutional Strengthening for Gender Responsive and Pro-Poor Service Delivery
- Enhancing Productive Uses of Electricity and Employment Opportunities in the Sector
- Social and Gender Issues in Energy Infrastructure Construction: Risks and Opportunities
- Investing in Women: From Why to How
- Measuring and Evaluating Impacts
Learn more about ESMAP's activies in Gender and Social Inclusion in the Energy Sector.