The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) presents its publication together with the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) “Women in Energy: Breaking Stereotypes and Inspiring Change”.
The benefits of energy to economic growth and human development are undeniable and also it is a critical enabler for reducing inequities between men and women and boys and girls. Sustainable Development Goals 5 and 7, respectively, aim to achieve gender equality and universal energy access. However, SDG 7 cannot be achieved in isolation as gender equality and the empowerment of women have significant positive impacts on sustained economic growth and there is a vital connection between energy access and gender equality. Therefore, to achieve the objective of SDG 7, it is of utmost importance to promote gender inclusion within energy access and production efforts. Hence, the international development community and many governments are focusing greater attention on the gender–energy nexus to fill important knowledge gaps on how the two goals might complement and supplement each other.
The publication introduces the Gender Mainstreaming Framework in energy value chain, as well as different case studies on gender inclusion from India and Nepal.
The case studies focus on gender mainstreaming practices in the energy sector— specifically in off-grid, grid connected, and clean cooking segments. They highlight the practical interventions and capture their replicable processes and aspects.