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22 Feb 12

The Links Between Women, Energy and Increased Food Security – Policy Statement

This policy statement focuses on investments in women’s access to energy and water to improve agricultural production, living conditions, food security, and boost national economies.


Mabebe Wright, Regional Network Coordinator, ENERGIA Africa

Lead Organisation:

ENERGIA, International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy


SIDA, Women’s Major Group, WECF

Further Reading

27 Oct 11

With global demand for freshwater supplies expected to increase by an estimated 40 percent by 2030, and food and energy demands to increase by 50 percent, increased collaboration between the three sectors is a requirement, according to Director of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Joppe Cramwinckel.

01 Sep 11

The Bonn2011 Nexus Conference was a key focal point of the World Water Week 2011 in Stockholm

07 May 14

The international conference in Bonn on 19/20 May 2014 aims to identify research and funding gaps to influence Nexus policy-making and research on a global level. It will bring together policy makers, scientists and other stakeholders to discuss the linkages across three key resource sectors – water, energy and food. Participants will address the sustainability of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus as a key research-for-action initiative and aim to develop ideas, ways and solutions to inform, influence, and catalyse necessary action by key stakeholder groups such as policymakers, non‐governmental organizations, the private sector, educators, researchers and others.

NEXUS in the Media

14 Mar 16


Recently, the Sustainability Institute and School of Public Leadership in Stellenbosch, South Africa published a report, “Mitigating Risks and Vulnerabilities in the Energy-Food-Water Nexus in Developing Countries.

25 May 12


“Agriculture is at the nexus of three of the greatest challenges of the 21st century-achieving food security, adapting to climate change, and mitigating climate change while critical resources such as water, energy and land become increasingly scarce”.

07 Dec 12

United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC)

Together with the Rockefeller Foundation, the UN Climate Change secretariat has launched a new initiative to recognize the critical role of women in fighting climate change: “Momentum for Change: Women for Results.” “Women have the power to make a major difference. They are at the nexus between food, water and energy. This nexus is both the challenge and the solution to climate change, and we need to ensure women’s leadership in bringing about the solutions,” said UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres.


  • IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute
  • WEF World Economic Forum
  • WWF World Wide Fund for Nature

Bonn2011 Nexus Conference – in the context of Bonn Perspectives

  • Bonn Perspectives

initiated by

  • BONN
  • BMZ

funded by

  • European Regional Development Fund EFRE
  • NRW Ministerin fr Bundesangelegenheiten, Europa und Medien des Landes Nordrhein-Westphalen
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