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Women and Foreign Policy: The Supply and Demand of Women and Energy

The U.S. Department of State presents,
in cooperation with the George Washington University Global Women’s Institute,


Tuesday, May 24, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 PM
George Washington University

Funger Hall, Room 108
2001 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Sustainable economic growth relies on stable and sufficient energy sources, as well as women’s economic participation. But how are these issues connected? What are the challenges for women in accessing energy? And how can women’s representation in the traditionally male-dominated energy sector help drive progress on the global goals?

For the fourth event in the “Women and Foreign Policy” series, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Cathy Russell, in cooperation with the George Washington University Global Women’s Institute, will convene experts, policymakers, and practitioners to tackle these questions.

This event is open to the public. Doors will open at 1:30 PM.
Light refreshments to follow.

RSPV here.

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Launch of the Renewable Equity Project (REP)

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.

More information can be found here:

All Hands on Deck: Who’s Missing in the Clean Energy Workforce

The Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP)

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Webinar: Re-Thinking the role of energy technology for women’s empowerment

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.


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New Resource: from ENERGIA, the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy

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/