Date: November 14th 2022

Location: Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Description: ENERGIA, UNIDO and GWNET, together with strategic partners and members of the Gender and Energy Compact Coalition came together at the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) to highlight the importance of gender equality, gender-smart financing and gender-transformative policies in building a climate-just energy future.

During the COP, the Gender and Energy Compact led a side event titled Where is the money for a gender-just energy transition? at the SDG7 pavilion in “which panelists explored the current financing landscape for gender-equality for a just and inclusive energy transition and how adequate financial resources can materialize to reach women and meet their practical as well as strategic needs.”

The speakers during this event included:

  • Olasimbo Sojinrin, Chief Operating Officer at Solar Sister
  • Benedikt Höskuldsson, Special Envoy for Climate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland
  • Faith Wandera-Odongo, Senior Deputy Director of Renewable Energy at the Ministry of Energy of Kenya
  • Hans Olav Ibrekk, Special Envoy, Climate and Security, Section for Energy, Climate and Food Security at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Dabira Abiola-Awe, Ventures and Capital Campaign Associate at Student Energy
  • Gareth Phillips, Climate finance Division Manager at the African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Ellen Brookes, Climate Change Executive at the British International Investment
  • Rana Gonheim, Chief, Energy systems and Infrastructure Division at UNIDO
  • Sheila Oparaocha Executive Director of ENERGIA
  • Irene Giner-Reichl, Founding Member and Senior Advisor, Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET

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