This course consists of the following five modules:
Module 1 – An introduction to the course and understanding gender mainstreaming
Module 1 introduces participants to the basic principles of gender mainstreaming, and the need for gender-specific targeting for trade. It provides a historical overview of the importance of gender mainstreaming and identifies the link between gender mainstreaming and trade policies, especially in terms of benefits and important considerations for policymakers.
Module 2 – Links between renewable energy sector, and gender and trade
Module 2 provides a brief overview of the current trends and growth of the renewable energy sector, as well as the links between renewable energy and trade policy. It unpacks the links between the gender-poverty-energy nexus and examines how empowering women, and their participation in renewable energy industries, can serve as an important tool to develop rural and peri-urban communities. Drawing on case studies, this module identifies how such efforts have been undertaken in other countries across the world.
Module 3 – Designing a gender mainstreaming toolkit for domestic reenable energy industries
Drawing on case studies, this module provides an understanding of how gender mainstreaming has been undertaken in energy infrastructure projects thus far and examines useful resources (key toolkits and methodologies) that can assist policymakers in the design of their own gender mainstreaming policies.
Module 4 – Furthering women’s participation in trade and renewable energy
Module 4 is focused on how policymakers and the private sector can work together to alleviate the challenges facing women trying to enter the renewable energy industry. Drawing on case studies it identifies how support mechanisms can be designed and implemented to encourage their participation, and uses case studies to highlight how the private sector can support government’s efforts to further women’s participation in renewable energy industries.
Module 5 – Conclusion and course learnings
This concluding module provides a recap of the main lessons for furthering women’s inclusion in renewable energy industries, and highlights the main principles to remember when designing a gender mainstreaming toolkit for domestic use. It brings together the intersections between trade and renewable energy, and identifies important lessons learning for public and private sector for the purposes of supporting women’s economic participation in renewable energy industries, and designing policies that are gender-aware.