Ministries, local and national governments, private sector, civil society, youth organizations and other stakeholders will gather virtually over five days (21-25 June 2021) determined to discuss the roadmap towards achieving universal energy access by 2030 in preparation for the September UN High-level Dialogue on Energy.
The Ministerial-level Thematic Forums will focus on five themes: energy access; energy transition; enabling the SDGs through inclusive, just energy transitions; innovation, technology, and data; and finance and investment. This event provides an opportunity to advance gender equality in the energy sector, amplify women’s voices and accelerate actions on gender and energy.
ENERGIA is therefore pleased to invite you to join the following sessions, hosted and organised by key actors in the promotion and advancement of gender and energy access for all.
Transforming lives through energy inclusion: Experiences from grass-root women entrepreneurs
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | 06:00 – 07:00 EST / 12:00 – 13:00 CEST / 15:30 – 16:30 IST
ENERGIA and SEWA have joined forces to bring women entrepreneurs to the high-level discussion. We often report that women are underrepresented in the energy sector and do not have a platform to share knowledge and advocate for their needs.
The side event “Transforming lives through energy inclusion: Experiences from grass-root women entrepreneurs”, will see the participation of four women entrepreneurs working in rural or peri-urban areas in Africa and Asia, who are leaders in their communities. They work in different fields, including clean cooking, productive uses of energy, and solar technologies.
Leveraging modern energy access for all: infrastructure, climate and cooking
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 11:30 – 12:45 EST / 17:30 – 18:45 CEST
The Government of Kenya is hosting the event “Leveraging modern energy access for all: infrastructure, climate and cooking” in collaboration with Africa Europe Foundation (AEF), Clean Cooking Alliance, ENERGIA, International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy, Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) Programme and TENN.
The side event will highlight how joint action on clean cooking and climate is crucial to achieve sustainable development, gender equality and tackling the climate emergency. Regulation, innovative financing and new technologies are much required to leave no one behind, while providing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy cooking solutions for all.
Women-led rural development through renewable energy
Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 06:00 – 07:00 EST / 12:00 – 13:00 CEST
ENERGIA’s Program Manager, Silvia Sartori, will join the side event “Women-led rural development through renewable energy”, organised by The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in partnership with The International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA), The Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), and The Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA).
The side event will convene regional and international partners active in gender empowerment, rural development, and renewable energy (RE) to exchange experiences and lessons learned on the challenges and opportunities facing gender empowerment and rural development and to explore the opportunities and solutions that RE technologies can offer.
Advancing Energy (SDG 7) and Gender Equality (SDG 5)
Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 11:30 – 12:45 EST / 17:30 – 18:45 CEST
The side event “Advancing Energy (SDG 7) and Gender Equality (SDG 5)” is convened by the Kenya Ministry of Energy and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency in partnership with ENERGIA, UNIDO, UN Women, CCA and GWNET.
The event will highlight and discuss key messages from the policy brief “Advancing Energy (SDG 7) and Gender Equality (SDG 5)” on SDG7 progress. It will call for strong political will, international cooperation, and increased funding and investment for closing gender gaps in the energy sector.
Full PROGRAM here.
(For details on each side event including the registration information, please visit the side event page).