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ENERGIA e-learning in gender and energy

Publisher: ENERGIA: International Network on Gender & Sustainable Energy
Publication Date: Jan 2014

Development projects, programmes and policies that explicitly address gender and energy issues result in better outcomes in terms of the sustainability of energy services as well as human development. The International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA) has created this online course to introduce these concepts. This e-learning course has been used as part of the capacity building efforts in both Africa and Asia, and is now public. It consists of the following four elements:

  1. What is Gender?
  2. What is Energy?
  3. The significance of gender in energy interventions
  4. Energy projects and women

The content of the online course is based on ENERGIA's Training Module 1, ‘Concepts in Gender and Energy,’ and contains of a number of interactive lessons, including questions and assignments. Each course element ends with a quiz. ENERGIA has built its e-learning modules with Moodle, an open source software that is used mostly by schools, colleges and universities. Moodle is increasingly being utilised by development organisations as well. ENERGIA was founded in 1995 by a group of women who provided energy inputs to the Beijing Conference on Women. ENERGIA currently consists of 22 national gender and energy networks, coordinated by national focal points, of which 13 are in Africa and 9 in Asia. The network acts against the inadequate recognition of gender issues as a legitimate area of concern in energy policy and practice. Learn more about ENERGIA and the importance of mainstreaming gender in sustainable energy development endeavors:

Related resource: ENERGIA (December 2011) ‘Mainstreaming gender in energy projects: a practical handbook & resource pack’