GECCO webinar: Gender equality in the energy sector: Understanding how renewable energy contributes to empowerment
Gender mainstreaming in the energy sector is taking place from national policies to institutional reforms and project development, ultimately increasing energy access and providing low emission development pathways for many around the world. Gender has been a central pillar of the commitments towards achieving universal access to modern energy and is recognized as a cornerstone within the Sustainable Development Goals. While efforts at integrating gender considerations into climate change and the renewable energy sector have progressed over the years, most of this progress has taken place in small scale, community-based projects.
This first webinar, held on October 22, 2015, in the GECCO Energy webinar series was tasked with providing the basics on why it is necessary to address gender in the energy sector, as well as pinpoint where good practices and knowledge gaps exist. The content of this webinar will be further expanded by succeeding learning sessions.