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Title: Blueprint Guide for Creating Gender-Sensitive Energy Policies

Abstract

A policy that considers gender roles, differences and preferences driven by socio-cultural norms, can help to maximize the impact of energy projects, programs, and initiatives. Gender responsive regional and national energy policies and strategies can be a lever for addressing gender inequalities across the energy value chain, with collateral impacts on environmental sustainability, social inclusivity, and economic growth. Moreover, the equal participation of women and men is imperative for achieving universal energy access and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Policy and regulatory instruments can be a way to help close gender gaps in the energy sector; create awareness and understanding of the role of women in the workforce; send a strong signal to developers and investors, creating the tone and space for bottom up change; and encourage information exchange, education and communication about gender informed approaches. This guide presents the critical components for developing a policy on gender mainstreaming for energy access, including different considerations around design, development, implementation procedures, critical success factors, challenges, and integrated strategies.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Sustainable Energy Solutions
  2. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
OSTI Identifier:
1544544
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-7A40-73927
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; gender mainstreaming; energy access; gender assessment; ECOWAS energy policy; gender; Power Africa; Clean Energy Solutions Center; energy policy; gender equality

Citation Formats

Morris, Ellen, Greene, Jennye, and Healey, Victoria M. Blueprint Guide for Creating Gender-Sensitive Energy Policies. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1544544.
Morris, Ellen, Greene, Jennye, & Healey, Victoria M. Blueprint Guide for Creating Gender-Sensitive Energy Policies. United States. doi:10.2172/1544544.
Morris, Ellen, Greene, Jennye, and Healey, Victoria M. Wed . "Blueprint Guide for Creating Gender-Sensitive Energy Policies". United States. doi:10.2172/1544544. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1544544.
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author = {Morris, Ellen and Greene, Jennye and Healey, Victoria M},
abstractNote = {A policy that considers gender roles, differences and preferences driven by socio-cultural norms, can help to maximize the impact of energy projects, programs, and initiatives. Gender responsive regional and national energy policies and strategies can be a lever for addressing gender inequalities across the energy value chain, with collateral impacts on environmental sustainability, social inclusivity, and economic growth. Moreover, the equal participation of women and men is imperative for achieving universal energy access and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Policy and regulatory instruments can be a way to help close gender gaps in the energy sector; create awareness and understanding of the role of women in the workforce; send a strong signal to developers and investors, creating the tone and space for bottom up change; and encourage information exchange, education and communication about gender informed approaches. This guide presents the critical components for developing a policy on gender mainstreaming for energy access, including different considerations around design, development, implementation procedures, critical success factors, challenges, and integrated strategies.},
doi = {10.2172/1544544},
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