ENERGIA, the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy, has been engaged since 1996 in information exchange, capacity-building, research and advocacy to engender energy and empower women. ENERGIA was set up to create an institutional base for galvanizing action aimed at putting gender and energy on the agenda of both mainstream organizations concerned with energy policy and planning, and those concerned with social development and poverty issues. The networks activities are backstopped by the International Secretariat hosted by ETC Foundation in the Netherlands with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the Netherlands Directorate of International Cooperation.
An important focus area for ENRGIA has been supporting emerging national and regional networking initiatives in Africa, Asia, Oceania and Latin America. The network has grown to include 22 organisations working on energy and sustainable development issues in Africa and Asia, who share agreed principles on gender, women's empowerment and sustainable development. ENERGIA Africa includes an Africa Regional Network Coordinator based in Uganda and National Focal Point institutions in 13 countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Zambia and South Africa. ENERGIA Asia includes Regional Network Coordinator based in India and National Focal Point institutions in nine countries: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Philippines.
Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas
Raising the gender dimension to energy tecehnology development and uptake.
Advocay on the adverse impacts of exposure to indoor air pollution.
Relevant Publications or Studies
Please see ENERGIA Publication list serve at: http://www.energia.org/pubs/index.asp
Our Contribution to the Partnership
Through exchange of information. ENERGIA can contribute gender tools for energy project and policy design and implementation.