This session explores the crucial link between gender equality, social inclusion, and clean energy interventions. It highlights the importance of incorporating gender-responsive approaches in clean energy programs to enhance their impact. Concrete lessons are presented from ICF's experience in delivering programs that accelerate the low-carbon transition, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and promote sustainable deployment of clean energy technologies. Speakers present work and examples from China, the Maldives, Philippines, and Central Asia, demonstrating how gender assessments, program-specific strategies, and action plans can ensure equitable outcomes.

SPEAKERS

Valentina Girotto

Valentina Girotto

Senior Director - International and Urban Climate Assistance, ICF Consulting Services Ltd.

Ahmed Shukry Hussain

Ahmed Shukry Hussain

Consultant (Social Expert), Ministry Of Environment, Climate Change And Technology

Mary Grace Gabis

Mary Grace Gabis

Executive Assistant, Department of Energy

Bayan Abylkairova

Bayan Abylkairova

Deputy Chief of Party, USAID Power Central Asia Activity, implemented by Tetra Tech

Anas Rahman

Anas Rahman

Policy Advisor, IISD

Usha Maskey Manandhar

Usha Maskey Manandhar

Advisor (Policy, Governance and GESI Integration), MinErgy Initiatives

Celia García-Baños

Celia García-Baños

Programme Officer - Policy, Socioeconomics And Gender, IRENA (Moderator)