The research project, ‘Exploring Factors that Enhance and restrict Women’s Empowerment through Electrification’ (EFEWEE) is supported by DFID and ENERGIA. It aims to examine the factors that enhance or restrict women's opportunities and empowerment through electrification both as users and as actors in electricity provision and will recommend policies, strategies and project design for enhancing women's empowerment.

So far the project has conducted fieldwork in Kenya, India and Nepal. 

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This webinar is a part of the GECCO Energy webinar series and will highlight some of the related information gaps, as well as difficulties in addressing gender considerations within mid- to large-scale renewable energy projects and what solutions exist for increasing access to benefits by women and men of communities located in the project’s vicinity. The content of this webinar will be further expanded by succeeding learning sessions.

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This first webinar in the GECCO Energy webinar series is tasked with providing the basics on why it is necessary to address gender in the energy sector, as well as pinpoint where good practices and knowledge gaps exist. The content of this webinar will be further expanded by succeeding learning sessions.
The webinar moderator is Andrea Athanas, IUCN GGO, and includes the following speakers and topics:

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