EUROCLIMA+ Works to mainstream the gender approach in the energy efficiency sector

A virtual seminar promotes the gender perspective in the cycle of the EUROCLIMA+ programme’s energy efficiency projects.

San Jose, May 29, 2020. Globally, it is estimated that women make up 20% of the energy sector workforce and just over 30% of the renewable energy workforce. In this sense, EUROCLIMA+ continues to work on various awareness-raising and training activities to promote gender equality and equity in the energy efficiency sector.

"We must examine the different roles, needs and opportunities between men and women, boys and girls when developing energy efficiency policies with a gender perspective," mentioned Ana Victoria Rojas, gender expert consultant at EUROCLIMA+.

The energy sector teams of the EUROCLIMA+ programme and the implementing agencies (Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the French Development Agency (AFD)) have been trained through a virtual workshop led by the expert in order to ensure compliance with the European Union's Gender Action Plan 2016 - 2020 for the protection of women's and girls' rights and their empowerment. The aim is to promote gender equality by integrating the perspective into their policies, action plans and other measures at the national level.

Energy sector projects will implement the use of practical tools and methodologies such as gender analysis, sex-disaggregated indicators, capacity building and the creation of participatory methods, women's consultation, monitoring, evaluation, and accountability from a gender perspective.

About the projects of the Energy Efficiency sector:

A total of eight projects are implemented through the Energy Efficiency sector of the EUROCLIMA+ programme. For more information on each project visit this link:


EUROCLIMA+ is a programme financed by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries, particularly for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The Programme is implemented under the synergistic work of seven agencies: the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the French Development Agency (AFD), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Expertise France (EF), International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), and UN Environment.


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