Parallel workshop sessions – presentations

Parallel session I: Clean Cookstoves (Part 1) and Role of Civil Society (Part 2)

Stefan Maard and Sagun Saxena – Novozymes and Cleanstar
Mouhsine Serrar – PDL
Tokunboh Ishmael – CFA Alitheia Capital Limited
Els Boerhof – Googwell Investments B.V
Radha Muthiah – UNF

Ganugui Guera – GFAD
Sheila Oparaoacha – Energia
Massaporn Kannasoon – VE International Mozambique
Wim J. van Nes – SNV NDO
Ibrahim Togola – Mali Folkcenter
Stephen Gitonga – UNDP

Parallel session II: Country and Private Sector Case Studies

Vijar Iyer – DSE World Bank
Joint Secretary Shekar – MNRE
Shahid Mohammad – LEC
Joe Oteng-Adjei – Ghana

Christine Eibs Singer E+co
Tanzania and Sri Lanka – World Bank
Ole Gran – SN Power
Yannick Glemarec – UNDP GEF
Helle Juhler-Verdoner – GA WBC

Parallel session III: Energy Access and Climate Financing: Result-based financing

Robin Bidwell – WBC EAI
Nancy Birdsall – CGD
Thomas A. Broadnet – Green Ventures Int
Energy for All – Joseph Nganga
Gosaye Mengistie (EnDev) – GFMECD
Oliver Knight – ESMAP World Bank
Hans Olav Ibrekk – MFA Norway

What is GVEP?


Sections 1- 4 in this paper provide an overview of global and Norwegian commitments to gender equality. Sections 5-8 outline how gender is important in financing energy for all. The paper argues that gender equality in energy access is crucial for meeting the MDGs, global human rights commitments and economic efficiency. It provides the logic that explains how gender equality in energy access can contribute to economic efficiency and what private investors can gain from financing gender-responsive energy access. It acknowledges the links between gaps in gender equality and a lack of energy access. Finally, it provides examples of how one can achieve gender benefits through energy interventions.