Time: 
Thursday, 11 May, 2017 - 16:45 to 17:15
Room: 
Hofburg (Rittersaal)
Type: 
Launches and Spotlights

UNIDO will host a special networking event on “Women for Sustainable Energy” to reaffirm UNIDO and its partners’ strong commitment to gender mainstreaming in all energy initiatives, and to further recognize and promote the catalytic role of women in the production and consumption of sustainable energy. Distinguished guests will be invited to speak on strategies to strengthen and promote the energy-gender nexus. The event will provide a platform for participants to exchange knowledge and deliberate on the impacts of socio-cultural norms and perceptions of gender that create classifications of “men’s only” and “women’s appropriate” jobs in the energy sector, as well as to discuss and connect ideas surrounding women’s economic empowerment and sustainable energy access, which can result in innovative synergies and collaboration.

This event is hosted and organized by UNIDO, in close collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), and the International network on gender and sustainable energy (ENERGIA).

Organizer: 
UNIDO, UNIDO Gender Office, GWNET, ECREEE, ENERGIA