Nexus Gains Talk 15 - Gender and Energy: Measures to accelerate equity and social inclusion in South Asia’s rural energy transition
Thursday September 28, 2023 | 17:30–18:30 IST (online)
Universal access to affordable clean energy continues to be a challenge across the globe. Access by women and marginalized groups to clean energy services and green technologies remains constrained by women’s social position and gender norms as well as gender-blind energy policies and institutions. The cost to women’s well-being and rural economic growth from inequitable access, policies, and institutions are considerable but seldom assessed. This NEXUS Gains Talk will assess reasons for the gender and energy conundrum, discuss learnings from case studies on inclusive energy access, and present recommendations to improve equity and inclusion in energy access in India and Nepal.
- Understanding the gap between gender equality and social inclusion policy and implementation in the energy sector: the case of Nepal: Shristi Shakya, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Nepal
- Learnings from case studies on inclusive energy access: Neha Durga, IWMI India
- Linkages between energy access and women’s empowerment: findings from South Asia: Muzna Alvi, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) India
T20 policy brief: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in a Just Energy Transition