Poster of a woman and man at a wind farm
Poster of a woman and man at a wind farm

Date: June 24, 2021 at 12:00 pm CEST

Location: Online

Description: GWNET Senior Advisor, Irene-Giner Reichl, took part in the “Side-Event on Women-Led Rural Development through Renewable Energy,” which was part of the High-Level Dialogue on Energy Ministerial Thematic Forums.

The side event hosted by GWNET, ENERGIA, and SEWA, aimed to convene regional and international partners active in gender empowerment, rural development, and renewable energy (RE) to exchange experiences and lessons learned on the challenges and opportunities facing gender empowerment and rural development and to explore the opportunities and solutions that RE technologies can offer.

The side event also emphasized the importance of complementing RE technologies with adequate financial mechanisms and specialized capacity-building activities that will develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of rural populations towards the improvement of their income-generation activities.

Speakers at the event included:

  • Ms. Radia Sedaoui, Chief Energy, Climate Change and Natural Resource Sustainability Cluster, UN ESCWA (moderator)
  • Ms. Silvia Sartori, Women Economic Empowerment Manager, ENERGIA
  • Ms. Irene Giner-Reichl, Senior Advisor, GWNET
  • Ms. Naimishaben Joshi, Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and Director of RUDI Multi Trading Company
  • Mr. Khaled bedoui, Chief Executive Officer, KB Consulting, Tunisia
  • Ms. Poonam Sandhu, Financial Sector Analyst and India team lead, National Research Development Corporation (NRDC)

Read the event flyer here and the agenda here.


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