CSW Side Event: Advancing an Inclusive Transition to Renewable Energy

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
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Women’s engagement in renewable energy is a critical entry point to address energy poverty, bolster economic empowerment, and advance climate resilience, especially in fragile and conflict-affected states. From increased opportunities to pursue paid work to improvements in school attendance and educational levels, access to renewable energy improves women’s livelihoods.

Join leaders across government, civil society, and the private sector to discuss the importance of women’s participation in the transition to renewable energy. Panelists will share innovative interventions for advancing gender-responsive climate action and ensure women are both leaders and beneficiaries of renewable energy investments.


Dr. Nawal al Hosany, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the International Renewable Energy Agency

Ms. Gillian Caldwell, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Climate and Energy and Climate Coordinator, USAID

Ms. Fleur Newman, Lead Program Officer for Gender and Climate Change, UNFCCC

Ms. Reema Nanavaty, Head of Self-Employed Women’s Association of India (SEWA)

Ms. Olasimbo Sojinrin, Country Director, Solar Sister Nigeria

Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security

Hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Permanent Mission of the UAE to the UN.