Moldova Energy and Biomass Project empowers women in the green energy market development

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Starting with 2013, UNDP Moldova within the Moldova Energy and Biomass Project is implementing the provisions of the “Gender Mainstreaming Action Plan”, developed as result of the in-depth analysis of the project’s gender equity through the gender perspective. Below, are some of the key results in 2018 with regards to the promotion of gender equality and mainstreaming gender in project activities.

Women trained in green energy  

In order to promote expansion of renewable energy at local level a total of 41 trainings were conducted. Trainings aimed at enhancing capacities of representatives of local government, civil servants, managers, biomass boiler operators, agricultural enterprises and entrepreneurs intending to produce biomass fuel, current biomass fuel suppliers, students and women entrepreneurs in (i) resource mobilization, (ii) participatory monitoring and evaluation of biomass heating projects and (iii) management and implementation of biomass projects. Given training opportunities, 538 women have demonstrated their abilities of effective end users, entrepreneurs and leaders using clean energy sources in their communities.

Demonstrated efforts engage women and young girls in the educational activities

The 2018 edition of the “Energel” summer school hosted 51 children from all over the country as follows: 26 girls and 25 boys. The Summer Camp Statute and selection criteria emphasis gender equality as mandatory. The same criteria are applied for all capacity building activities: trainings and workshops, study visit, documentation visits, etc.