Symposium together with University of Twente: Engendering the Energy Transition; South meets North

Symposium Engendering the energyThe University of Twente’s Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability (CSTM) in partnership with the Gender and Development Working Group of the European Association of Development and Training Institutes (EADI), Africa Studies Centre (Leiden University) and ENERGIA invite academics, researchers and practitioners to participate in the symposium: Engendering the Energy Transition.

The symposium seeks to create a multi-discipline platform where a number of leading researchers, from the South and the North, will share experiences and understanding about how gender shapes and is shaped by their context. We aim to bring together for mutual learning researchers from different disciplines and sectors with an interest in gender.

Presentations  will be based on work carried out in the South and North from a range of sectors. The symposium links to the Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) Dialogue and the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme asking for an ‘analysis of the role and the significance of gender aspects related to energy ‘.

The symposium is being held in conjunction with the inaugural lecture of Professor Joy Clancy, Chair of Energy and Gender.

The symposium organisers are pleased to acknowledge financial support from the University of Twente Fund and EADI.

The symposium aims to create an increased understanding of:

  • the role that gender plays in managing the transition to a more sustainable energy system
  • how participation in the transition influences gender roles and relations
  • the concepts of empowerment and agency particularly in the context of the energy transition

The target group is composed of:

  • Academic researchers from a range of disciplines with an interest in gender (e.g. energy, water, climate change, agriculture, forestry, ICT, economics, feminists)
  • Practitioners with an interest in gender and energy
  • Policy makers with an interest in gender and energy

Why attend this event?

  • Discuss with academics and researchers in the energy, gender, water and agriculture fields
  • Learn about the latest research on sustainable energy transitions and gender
  • Network with leading researchers in the field of energy and gender


  • Attendance and registration costs: €75.00 (excluding accommodation and travel to the University of Twente)
  • Applications to attend: Please send an email to by 30 September 2016
  • More information on the symposium website

Date, time and location

23 November 2016 to 24 November 2016
University of Twente, Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB Enschede