16 March 2018
The East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency’s new Programme on Gender Equality, Women’s and Youth Empowerment in Sustainable Energy aims to help remove existing barriers that hinder the equal participation of women and men in expanding energy access by providing support for gender-sensitive renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and projects, promoting women’s entrepreneurship and expanding the number of women pursuing technical and management careers in the energy sector.
To build the foundation for the new programme, an understanding of the current state of affairs with respect to gender and energy in the region is needed. To that end, a draft of new report is being circulated at the first Sustainable Energy Forum for East Africa next week in Kigali, Rwanda, at which time participants will review it, provide feedback, and suggest improvements.
The draft report—Situation Analysis of Gender and Sustainable Energy in the East African Community 2018—was prepared by Sustainable Energy Solutions for the Clean Energy Solutions Center and the benefit of EACREEE with generous support from Power Africa.