The Renewable Equity Project (REP) is a new initiative to explore the impact of women’s advancement on the expansion of the clean energy economy. The project is developing cutting edge research geared toward energy sector institutions as well as innovative methods for building gender diversity in the clean energy sector in the US and globally.
REP is hosted by the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Established in 1992 to meet the growing need for international environmental leaders, the Center develops innovative approaches to shifting global development onto a path that is more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable. The Center conducts scholarly research on today’s environmental and resource challenges to provide empirical evidence for academics and policy makers.
The project team will be collaborating with a variety of institutions in the energy sector, including on research activities, expert workshops on campus, development of practical tools such as executive education, and dissemination of research findings.
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Webinar: Re-Thinking the role of energy technology for women’s empowerment
EmpowerWomen.org is hosting a Webinar organized by UNIDO in cooperation with the Climate Technology Centre and Network, UN Women, and ENERGIA on 6 May 2015 from 8:30am to 10:30am (EDT). Join the debate with remarkable experts and entrepreneurs in the field of sustainable energy to rethink the role of climate technologies for women’s empowerment.
Gender Mainstreaming Guide for the Africa Biogas Partnership Program
ENERGIA has developed a Gender Mainstreaming Guide for the Africa Biogas Partnership Programme (ABPP). The Guide targets non-gender specialists in recognizing and addressing gender issues in their work, with the intention of demystifying gender, and clarifying the concept and practice of “gender mainstreaming” within ABPP. Accompanied by a Resource Kit, this Guide uses experiences from Asia, as well as Africa. The guide is not only limited to the ABPP and can be used by other biogas interventions as well.
The Africa Biogas Partnership Programme is a six country initiative for supporting the construction of some 70,500 biodigesters over a period of 5 years. The programme is funded by DGIS (Netherlands Directorate-General of Development Cooperation), managed by Hivos and Technical Assistance is provided by SNV. In each country, implementation by multi stakeholders is coordinated by a National Implementing Agency. ENERGIA, the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy, is assisting ABPP to systematically mainstream gender concerns into its national programmes.
The Guide and Resource Kit are available for download from the ENERGIA website: http://www.energia.org/knowledge-centre/training-material/