This conference aims to provide a forum for lateral learning, through the exchange of useful experiences and showcasing of good practices in providing inclusive solutions - with a focus on gender equity - to address the challenges faced in developing the energy sector in South Asia.
At the end of the workshop, participants will have:
- shared good practices and workable solutions on how changes in delivery mechanisms to improve access can result in greater gender equality and social inclusion (GESI)-related impacts in South Asia and how GESI-related inputs can enhance the overall effectiveness of energy sector projects
- exchanged and learned from diverse experiences, emerging and innovative practices in pro-poor, gender and socially-inclusive energy sector policy development, as well as program and project design, development and implementation; and
- enhanced capacity on practical approaches to integrate pro-poor, gender and social equity considerations in energy sector policy and programs in a systematic and sustainable manner.
Participation is by invitation only.
- key decision-makers (representatives from Ministry of Power/Energy utilities involved in ADB projects)
- academe/research institutions
- private sector (utilities)
- select ADB staff from South Asia and other departments (energy specialists, gender specialists, private sector development)
- non-government organizations involved in gender and energy, energy-based livelihoods
See the conference presentations.
See the conference photos.
- Improving Gender-inclusive Access to Clean and Renewable Energy in Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka: Project Overview
- A Regional Gender Assessment of Energy Policies and Programmes in South Asia (Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka)
- Case Study: Community Rural Electrification in Nepal - Enhancing Gender Capacities
- Case Study: Sri Lankan Women Come Together in Producer Groups to Assemble LED Bulbs
- Document: Gender Tool Kit - Energy Going Beyond the Meter
- Publication: Making Renewable Energy a Success in Bangladesh: Getting the Business Model Right
- Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2015
- Asian Development Blog: Posts about gender
- Conference paper: Shaping Our Technological Futures
- Integrating Gender Considerations into Energy Operations
- Online resources on gender and energy (sample surveys, gender assessments/action plans, terms of reference, guides)
- Online library of gender and energy guidance notes, global and regional reports
- Training: Self-paced course on gender and energy
- Feature story and related resources: Rural Senegalese Women Spearhead Sustainable Energy Management in Kaffrine
- Maximizing Women’s Visibility in the Energy Sector
- The ACCESS Film - Realities and Challenges of Energy Access in Rural india
- Rangsutra Crafts (NGO), India
- Mama Rovina from Lembata Island
- IDCOL Solar Home Program Getting the Business Model Right
To access other technical references and publications relevant to the conference, please see the K-Learn page
See presentation materials from this event on ADB Knowledge Events.