|| SDG 5 on ‘promoting gender equality’ and SDG7 on ‘access to sustainable energy’ often go hand in hand: The promotion of off-grid energy solutions provides excellent opportunities for women empowerment and in particular for job creation. Women benefit from new jobs in the energy sector, varying from sales agents of solar home systems to producers of improved cookstoves and to nurses in electrified health centres.
In addition, improved energy solutions can also reduce negative social and health impacts, such as the risk of injuries or exposure to pollution in daily life. Healthier domestic air, fuel savings, enhanced energy efficiency and more time are wins for all.
During the event, The Energising Development (EnDev) program, jointly implemented by GIZ and RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) together with its partner the AVSI Foundation will share practical examples of an integrated approach for women empowerment in the off-grid energy sector via presentations and a panel discussion.