ECREEE and UNIDO organizes a Gender and Energy side-event at the Vienna Energy Forum

June 18, 2015 | By


As a part of the Vienna Energy Forum 2015 UNIDO will host, in close collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), ENERGIA, the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), a side event on the gender-energy nexus – RE-Think the Energy-Gender Nexus: Adding Value to Sustainable and Inclusive Development in the Energy SectorThis side event aims to further explore the synergies of the energy and gender nexus, and demonstrate how re-thinking the nexus can add value to sustainable and inclusive development. The panelists will present lessons learned and potential ways forward to successfully promote and enhance the role of women as active participants and leaders for production and consumption of sustainable energy.

When: Saturday, 20 June 2015, 10:45 – 12:00

Where: Geheime Ratsstube, Hofburg

In addition, UNIDO will host a special networking event on “Women for Sustainable Energy” to reaffirm UNIDO and its partners’ strong commitment to gender mainstreaming all energy initiatives, and to further recognize and promote the catalytic role of women in the production and consumption of sustainable energy. Highlights of the event will include the #standtall campaign, a global initiative of ECREEE aiming to raise awareness of the underutilized potential of women in the energy sector and to spur concerted actions, from both men and women, to address energy challenges.

When: Friday 19 June 2015, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Where: Lunch Room (Antekammer), Hofburg

For more information on the events, please contact: Katharina Proestler,

For more information on VEF 2015 and to register please visit:



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