ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy

Mission

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.

Organization Type Non-Governmental Organization

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Ms. Sheila Oparaocha
Secondary Contact


Address PO Box 64
Leusden,
3830 AB
Netherlands
Website www.energia.org
Phone 31-33-4326027
Fax 31-33-494-0791
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

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.

Fuels/Technologies: N/A Technology Neutral
Sectors of Experience: Energy
Gender
Countries of Operation: Bolivia
Botswana
Ghana
Kenya
Lesotho
Mali
Nigeria
Senegal
South Africa
Swaziland
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Pakistan
India
Indonesia
Laos
Nepal
Philippines
Sri Lanka
Vietnam

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

Raising the gender dimension to energy tecehnology development and uptake.


Market development for improved cooking technologies:

No input


Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

No input


Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

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.