Watch HERE ALER's participation on the "Improving gender equality and women's empowerment to accelerate a fair, inclusive and climate-resilient energy transition" side-event of COP26.
On November 9th, ALER was invited to participate in the COP26 side-event "Improving gender equality and women's empowerment to accelerate a fair, inclusive and climate-resilient energy transition" was the event organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the International Gender and Energy Development Network Sustainable (ENERGIA) and the Global Network of Women for Energy Transition (GWNET) within the scope of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change and which took place in the UNFCCC Pavilion SDG7 at COP-26 and online.
ALER was represented by its Project Manager, Rita Marouço, who took the opportunity to officially launch the Women Sustainable Energy Program which aims to empower women from São Tomé and Príncipe, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau, helping them to develop the right tools to work with renewable energy and promote energy transition, while fostering gender equality in the energy sector.
The event aimed to catalyze action towards gender equality and women's empowerment and brought together more than 45 organizations that join efforts to ensure an energetic, fair and equitable transition.
During the session, the Gender and Energy Pact and its multiple signatories were presented, and the pact places women and gender equality at the center of the achievement of the SDG7: Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
International bodies such as the African Development Bank, United Nations Women and the United Nations Environment Program, as well as the International Renewable Energy Agency, the Private Finance Advisory Network, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the Alliance of Cozinha Limpa, REN21, and Energia Estudantil are among the signatories of the Pact.