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17/7/2021

New gender study to explore women’s employment in hydropower

A new World Bank study supported by the International Hydropower Association will look at ways to promote gender equality in the hydropower sector.

The initiative from the World Bank’s 能源 Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is being delivered by IHA together with the Global Women's Network for the 能源 Transition (GWNET).

The study will look at the gender employment gap in the hydropower sector, 这家公司在全球拥有约200万员工. It will seek to determine where women work within companies and identify barriers to entry and advancement, 以及解决这些障碍的有效策略.

“The goal of the study is to identify and encourage best practice and practical approaches on gender equality that can be applied by organisations during project design and implementation,本特·布伦斯说, 世界银行ESMAP团队高级能源专家.

全球性别调查

With an increased focus on expanding global hydropower investment and employment comes the opportunity and need to address barriers and gaps for women in relation to recruitment, 保留和推广.

As part of the study, women and men working in the sector are encouraged to 参加一个在线调查. 这项调查的对象是在私营公司工作的人, 公用事业, 政府及非政府组织.

“世界银行致力于性别平等, and we know that attracting more women to the most productive sectors such as hydropower and the STEM field propels poverty reduction. Therefore this study will help to enhance the labour force participation rates of women in the sector,纳斯利·阿库纳补充道, 世界银行ESMAP性别专家.

The study will focus on developing countries and involve discussions with focus groups. The results will be reported in mid-2022 and will include recommended actions and guidance for improving gender equality in the sector.  

更好的数据、信息和知识

“IHA is pleased to be contributing to the World Bank’s efforts to close the gender gaps between women and men working in hydropower. This will inform and drive forward thinking on how to promote gender diversity within the sector,克里斯蒂娜·迪亚斯·桑托斯说, IHA高级水电行业分析师.

克里斯汀·林斯, Executive Director at GWNET said: “GWNET is pleased to be working with IHA to help improve employment opportunities for women in the hydropower sector through better data, 信息和知识. 这是该行业向前迈出的有意义的一步.”

除行业调查外, those considering a career in hydropower are encouraged to a complete a dedicated 针对学生和学者的调查.

For further information about the study and to participate in focus groups, 请联系IHA分析师Acile Hammoud gender@multifit-training.com

关于ESMAP

The 能源 Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and technical assistance program administered by the World Bank and supported by 18 bilateral donors. Its mission is to assist low- and middle-income countries to develop the policies, strategies and institutions necessary for sustainable solutions to energy challenges. 自1983年成立以来, ESMAP has supported more than 800 energy sector activities that promote poverty reduction, economic growth and low carbon development in over 100 countries.

The ESMAP Hydropower Development Facility aims to scale up sustainable 水电专业jects in recognition of the critical role it plays in system balancing and water resource management to enhance climate resilience, 并支持其客户开发和管理这些.

The ESMAP Gender and 能源 Program aims to close gender gaps in the energy sector. ESMAP has built considerable momentum for closing gender gaps through its global Gender and 能源 Program and its six regional programs. These programs have helped strengthen women's roles as consumers, 员工, 以及能源领域的企业家. 与世界银行性别战略保持一致(FY16-23), ESMAP works with countries to design innovative interventions and generate crucial cutting-edge knowledge of actions needed to close gender gaps in the sector and improve development outcomes.

For more information about ESMAP’s gender programme visit: http://esmap.org/gender

关于宫内厅

IHA is a non-profit membership organisation committed to sustainable hydropower. Its mission is to advance sustainable hydropower by building and sharing knowledge on its role in renewable energy systems, responsible freshwater management and climate change solutions. IHA achieves this through monitoring the hydropower sector, 构建一个开放的, 创新和可信赖的知识平台, 以及推进加强绩效的战略.

与内务厅保持联系:水电.org, linkedin.com/company/international-hydropower-association, twitter.com/iha_org

关于GWNET

GWNET aims to advance the global energy transition by empowering women in energy through interdisciplinary networking, 宣传, 培训和指导. GWNET seeks to address the current gender imbalances in the energy sector and to promote gender-sensitive action around the energy transition in all parts of the world.

欲了解更多有关GWNET的信息,请访问: http://www.globalwomennet.org/

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