Date:December 19, 2012


Turning Information into Empowerment: Strengthening Gender and Energy Networking in Africa (TIE-ENERGIA)

The project has the objective to strengthen human and institutional capacity through a training programme on gender and energy, and on gender audits of energy policies in three African countries:

  • Mainstreaming gender into energy policy, planning, programmes and projects by strengthening the human and institutional capacity
  • Increasing awareness, knowledge and skills of development practitioners to integrate gender and energy concerns into poverty reduction programmes
  • Identify gender gaps in energy-poverty policies and awareness raising

In this programme ENERGIA acted as international project manager; and implemented, coordinated and monitored the project.
The following results have been achieved:
  • Gender and energy training packages that include guides for trainers, case studies, and interactive examples. In the English and French languages
  • Regional ToT and national training workshops that trained development practitioners on how to mainstream gender into energy policy and projects. 24 African trainers with capacity to develop and deliver training on energy, poverty and gender issues. 180 development practitioners capable of integrating gender into energy issues
  • Gender audits carried out in Botswana, Kenya and Senegal that identified gender gaps in energy-poverty policies and developed gender actions plans endorses by MoEs. Reports on gender audits in three African countries, covering the gender gaps in existing energy policies of governments and the recommendations for engendering policy and practice.
  • Information on project activities and findings that is used for dissemination and advocacy purposes.
Countries / Countries Africa: Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Duration of project 2 years
Client / partner European Commission
Contact person (within ETC) Sheila Oparaocha