National Consultation on Gender, Political Economy and Energy to be held on September 22, 2017 at New Delhi. The consultation aims to bring together policy makers, researchers and civil society organisations on a common platform to discuss approaches and means to facilitate  women’s access to and use of affordable and clean energy. Barriers and opportunities for use of clean energy by women for social reproduction (cooking) and for productive purposes (agriculture) are the key focus areas of the consultation.
A one-day workshop on ‘Gender in the Political Economy of Energy Policy- South Africa and South Asia’ was held at University of Cape Town, South Africa. The workshop was jointly organised by Centre for African Studies (University of Cape Town), Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability (University of Twente), the International Gender and Sustainable Energy Network, The Centre for Rural Technology in Nepal and M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation. The workshop participants included team members from Research Area 2 which focuses on the productive uses of energy and Research...
Concept note for panel discussion at IAWS Annual Conference, 2017 Sub theme 10: Climate change and women Access and use of clean energy is closely linked to the problem of climate change. The focus of the panel is on the ways in which women’s use of modern energy (broadly electricity, LPG and diesel) is related to their empowerment. There can two ways in which energy and empowerment of women relate to each other. Use of energy may lead to empowerment, or empowerment of women may lead to a change in the use of energy, e.g. shifting from household polluting solid biomass to non-household...