Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
ECPA Ministerial Dialogue Series: Gender and Energy
Considerations for a Diverse and Inclusive Energy Sector
In preparation for the IV Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Ministerial that will convene in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on February 27-28, 2020, the OAS is convening a series of Ministerial dialogues. The purpose of these events is to seek the input and advice of Permanent Missions, international development agencies, multilateral organizations, and the diplomatic corps at large headquartered in Washington as the delegations of the 34 OAS member States prepare to convene in Montego Bay.
In this dialogue, the issue of gender and energy will be discussed from two perspectives: access to energy and gender equality in the energy industry. Access to modern energy services enables economic prosperity. However, there is considerable gender inequality with regard to access to energy, thus putting women at an economic disadvantage. On the other hand, despite progress in women’s employment in the energy industry, in 2019 the EY Women in Power and Utilities Index reported that the representation of women in utility leadership remains “disappointingly low.” Participants will explore strategies to enhance women’s empowerment with regard to energy and to address the linkage between energy and gender.
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