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About the Gender and Energy Compact

The International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA), Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), are co-leading a Gender and Energy Compact to catalyze action towards gender equality and women’s empowerment to accelerate a just, inclusive and sustainable energy transition.

The coalition brings together governments, private sector, academia, civil society, youth, and international organizations. The signatories of the Gender and Energy Compact will jointly, and individually, work on individual commitments to bring this Multi-Stakeholder Compact to life and create impact on the ground.


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Catalyzing Action towards Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment to accelerate a Just, Inclusive and Sustainable Energy Transition

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Expected Outcomes

  • Energy and time poverty, as well as drudgery of women are eliminated by increasing women’s accessto and control over sustainable energy products and services.

  • Countries and regions (re)formulate and adopt more inclusive and gender-responsive energy accessand transition pathways, strategies and policies.

  • Women-owned and -led businesses have increased access to productive resources, such as finance,sustainable energy, entrepreneurial capacity and business development services.

  • Career advancement avenues for women working in the energy sector are created: women enjoy decent and productive employment; workplace policies and practices support recruitment and retainment of women, as well as women are equally involved in policy- and decision-making fora and discussions.

  • Knowledge, mechanisms, tools, and sex-disaggregated data are more available and of higher-quality. This supports gender-responsive Monitoring and Evaluation processes and policy formulation, as well as gender mainstreaming of private and public sector initiatives, projects, programmes and policies.

Be part of the movement

Reaching these goals and outcomes requires actions at multiple levels from a wide range of stakeholders. All signatories will submit their own individual Energy Compacts to capture their organization’s specific commitments between now and 2030, to support the achievement of SDG7 on universal access to sustainable energy and SDG5 on gender equality.