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.

Target participants

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


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Presentation materials

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