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International Renewable Energy Agency

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Masdar City, PO Box 236, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Type of organisation: 
Specialized agency

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organization to promote adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy. It was founded in 2009 and its statute entered into force on 8 July 2010. The agency is headquartered in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Renewable Energy: A Gender Perspective

    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    Renewable energy employs about 32% women, compared to 22% in the energy sector overall. Still, within renewables, women’s participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs is far lower than in administrative jobs.

    This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) examines the question of gender equity throughout sector. Building on a ground-breaking survey of employees, companies and institutions, it finds that much remains to be done to boost women’s participation and allow their talents to be fully utilised.

  • Development of bankable woody biomass projects - What it means and why it matters

    22 February 2017

    You are invited to participate to a unique one-hour webinar to learn more about how bioenergy projects can be developed and financed.  Learn and obtain practical tools to start your project from a panel of IRENA and industry experts. Free registration below.

  • IRENA webinar. Development of bankable mini-grid projects: 9 steps towards improved energy access

    Date and time: 
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 -
    14:00 to 15:00

    The webinar will feature insights and recommendations to develop bankable renewable energy mini grid projects.