"Gender and Energy" joint lecture by UNU-GEST and UNU-GTP

"Gender and Energy" joint lecture by UNU-GEST and UNU-GTP The UNU Geothermal Training Programme is hosting a special event on gender and energy "UNU

"Gender and Energy" joint lecture by UNU-GEST and UNU-GTP

The UNU Geothermal Training Programme is hosting a special event on gender and energy "UNU Gender and Energy Short Course" in cooperation with the UNU Gender Equality Studies Programme

The event will take place 28 April, 13:00-15:00
at Orkustofnun - UNU-GTP, Room: Víđgelmir, Grensásvegur 9, 108 Reykavík

Dr. Ellen Morris, an adjunct professor from Columbia SIPA, is a sustainable energy specialist and a senior consultant for the United Nations Development Programme on sustainable energy. She has a vast experience in international energy issues with special emphasis on low-income countries. 

Dr. Ellen will give lectures on the energy access situation in developing countries and the impacts on women, the link between gender and energy as it relates to policies, technologies and businesses in developing countries, and how to address gender inequalities in programme planning and design.

Course outline:

Gender, energy, and poverty

  1. Energy poverty
  2. Productivity and income generation
  3. Well-being and health

Gender and energy access priorities at the household, community and national level

  1. Climbing the energy ladder
  2. Energy applications/technologies
    • Electrification
    • Clean cooking
    • Motive power

Energy enterprises and women entrepreneurs

  • Women’s economic empowerment for launching and scaling up businesses
  • Business models and the role of women
  • Financing constraints

Further description of the lectures can be found here!

If you wish to attend please register by sending an email to mao@os.is



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