Zimbabwe capacity Building Workshop Report: Mainstreaming Gender in Energy Projects. 2009.
The national capacity building workshop for gender mainstreaming in energy projects in Zimbabwe was held over a five day in July 2010. The workshop was part of the ENERGIA Phase IV activities meant to build national capacity and practical experience. The workshop aimed to provide practitioners with skills and tools to mainstream gender into the various energy projects they are working on, following the realization that most practitioners lack appropriate skills and tools for gender mainstreaming in projects.
Regional Micro Hydro Power Project ENERGIA Africa Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Projects 2008-2011
Practical Action Southern Africa submitted a Gender Action Plan for the Regional Micro Hydro Power Project. This is a 5-year project running from January 2008 to December 2012 that is being implemented by Practical Action Southern Africa with funding from the European Commission. The e-coaching specifically focuses on the Micro Hydro Power project in Chipendeke. The Chipendeke Micro Hydro of 24 kW expects to benefit 3000 men and women directly and indirectly by providing access to electricity in households, the clinic, school, service centre and through battery charging.
Strengthening the activities of the Gender and Energy Network of Zimbabwe. 2010.
The Gender and Energy Network of Zimbabwe (GENEZ) housed at Practical Action Southern Africa, implemented various projects since its formation in 2007. Among these; developing and disseminating gender and energy information to various parts of Zimbabwe, training of energy technocrats in mainstreaming gender in energy projects and sensitising gender pressure groups on the importance of energy in development for both men and women with support from ENERGIA International.
Established in 2000, ENERGIA Africa is a network of men and women whose common goal is to create equal opportunity and access to relevant energy resources for the poor.