The workshop brought together a number of practitioners from different Asian countries representing energy projects such as the Pakistan Domestic Biogas Support Program; Community-based Rural electrification (PV, micro-hydro, wind) programme of SIBAt in the Philippines; Practical Action's project on Liquid biofuels & Pico hydro in Sri Lanka; the Biogas Support Programme and the Rural Energy Development programmes from Nepal; the SNV supported Biogas Pilot Project in Lao PDR etc. ENERGIA has been working with these projects to incorporate energy, gender and poverty issues into energy access projects/markets, in order to make them more gender responsive and thus more equitable, effective and sustainable. Specifically, the projects are working on identifying their gender goals, setting in place mechanisms to meet and measure/track them, by assessing the different implications for women and men of any planned action, by building a consensus among stakeholders, by providing tools and training throughout the project cycle: project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Additonal information

Additional information on this can be obtained from:
Ms Soma Dutta
abhisoma at gmail.com
and
Ms Ana Rojas
a.rojas at etcnl.nl

Website: www.energia.org