ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy is an international network of like-minded organisations and professionals, active in Africa and Asia. ENERGIA was established in 1996 by a group of energy experts involved in the energy work in developing countries. At the time, gender issues were just shy of non-existent in energy policies, programs and projects. Linkages between energy and gender were hardly discussed at international conferences and actions in the sustainable energy transition were gender-blind, failing to recognise women’s needs and role. ENERGIA set out to change that. By mainstreaming gender in energy policies and institutions and promoting the empowerment of women, ENERGIA contributed to increasing the visibility and credibility of gender issues at international, regional and national level. Through information exchange, capacity building, research and advocacy activities, ENERGIA aimed at strengthening the knowledge resources on gender and energy, raising awareness on the importance of a gender approach to build an equal energy sector.
To achieve this, we:
Type of organisation
Rural electrification expertise
Off-grid system used