Training Course: Gender and Hydropower

07.02.2018 Kaare


Date: March 18-23, 2018
Venue: Yangon, Myanmar

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Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

Globally, women in the renewable energy sector comprise 35 percent of the workforce. Of this, 46 percent of women in renewable energy companies perform administrative roles, 28 percent technical and 32 percent managerial roles. Despite some representation of women in top positions at these firms, there is room to improve gender diversity in the management and workforce of renewable energy firms.

Research demonstrates that hiring more women in jobs and departments with predominantly men improves team dynamics and performance. Companies that engage in gender diverse leadership earn up to 35 percent higher return on equity. Additionally, engaging women in renewable energy development and investments ensures equitable benefit sharing and lowers risk.

In this week-long intensive training, industry experts, government officials and consultants will join International Centre for Hydropower (ICH) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) to learn the business case for gender diversity in hydropower development. As IFC and ICH specialists will demonstrate, by increasing gender diversity companies improve efficiency and enhance sustainability.

This training course provides a unique opportunity for practitioners to engage in discussions and direction-setting around gender and the development of hydropower.  Through an integrated approach, participants will examine the links between gender and the technical, social, economic, environmental and institutional aspects of hydropower. The training will include lectures and exercises that will apply gender dimensions in needs analysis, problem solving, and decision-making.  By the end of the course, participants will be equipped with tools and techniques in applying a gender perspective to respond to the various needs of men and women on an equitable basis.

Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Key gender concepts, challenges and the business case for gender diversity in the hydropower sector
  • How to integrate gender to your business (at the corporate and project level, and into work plans) and practical tools
  • How to build on women’s strength as key agents of change to improve sustainability of the  hydropower sector

Full agenda to be announced soon.

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