Gender and Energy

Understand, define, and contribute to planning and designing of energy policies to promote gender-equal impact.



Competency Area

Gender and Development


Understands the role of gender equality in energy policy

Understands the linkages between gender equality and various energy developments

Understands the key thematic areas of energy and gender: electrification, productive use of energy, energy sector policy dynamics, energy subsidy reform, the role of the private sector in scaling up energy access, gender mainstreaming approaches, and global trends in gender and energy

Identifies gender barriers in the energy sector that contribute to widening gender gap

Identifies feasibility and limitations

Identifies pathways for addressing the various gender barriers in the energy sector in order to achieve greater gender equality, reduce emissions and increase energy security

Understands the importance of gender equal efforts in developing energy policies

Able to identify institutional and sociological gender biased policy dynamics

Identifies the linkages between climate change, energy policy and its impact on the poverty stricken livelihood

Designs energy gender equal policy instruments

Designs sustainable energy policy using scientific data evidence of energy assessments accounting for gender trends

Introduces or uses evidence based research interventions which have proven to improve the gender gap in energy policy impact.

Includes both supply (policy creation) and demand side (policy impact) needs of gender equality in policy design

Incorporates measures of affordability and availability of energy services as compared to status quo

Incorporates technological innovations in energy sector to reduce gender gap

Contributes to global sustainable energy-gender equal goals

Integrates gender and energy actions within all SDGs and establishes gender-responsive global and national energy policies

Identifies global trends that could help catalyse the closing of energy access gaps around the world and show how these trends relate to gender inequality

Promotes women-centric business models for expanding energy access to all

Modifies international and national energy and climate change programmes and mechanisms such as the Green Climate Fund and Nationally Determined Contributions to meaningfully integrate gender concerns in programming

Promotes (and funds) the establishment of an international monitoring system to assess the progress towards eliminating energy poverty that explicitly includes gender and rights concerns