This strategy cuts across the first three components and aims are to strengthen the energy and gender networking, advocacy and resources at the regional, national and international level. Individuals and institutions with diverse backgrounds across a large number of countries are brought together to work on gender and energy activities. ENERGIA provides financial support towards implementation of the activities.
Networking and knowledge exchange is carried out through Annual Meetings at regional level to discuss progress, challenges and reaffirm priorities/commitment; dissemination of network identity: brochure, website and newsletter.
ENERGIA also provides seed funding to strengthen national networks and leverage funds, partnership and actions for gender and energy activities in countries. Networking activities have increased membership in the countries and led to strong partnerships with government and national networks have become key resource on gender and energy.
ENERGIA-Africa Regional Network Meeting
Gaborone, Botswana on 9 - 11 December 2008
The overall objective of the Regional Network Meeting was to strengthen networking among members within the region in ways which enhance their capability to contribute to the promotion of gender-energy actions for poverty reduction at national, regional and international levels.
Seedfunding activities 2010
Nigeria: Compilation of gender and energy case studies
Ghana: Assembly and dissemination of improved cooked stoves
Zimbabwe: Development of gender and energy database
Uganda: Mainstreaming gender in the Developing Energy Enterprises Project
South Africa: Development of briefs for dissemination
Swaziland: Discussion forums for professionals
Zambia: Nation-wide public campaign on gender and energy
Senegal: Integrating gender in local development plans
Botswana: Membership drive
Mali: Advocacy and lobby of municipal authorities
Lesotho: exchange trip to Kenya by local Basotho women