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Training Workshop of Gender Integration in Energy Programmes to the Energy Development Partners Group (EDPG)

The training was opened by Head of Sida Cooperation from the Embassy of Sweden in Tanzania Mr. Ulf Kallstig and chaired by Mr. Jörgen Eriksson, who is the Senior Programme Manager. In his opening remarks Mr. Kallstig mentioned that energy is important aspect of the social and economic development and so is gender. The Swedish Cooperation has given gender a due weight since long and therefore, the training will solidify the efforts to make women as well as men benefit from energy interventions. The main objectives of the training are: • Learning how to assess gender situation in energy programmes • To evaluate and identify interventions required for achieving gender equality objectives in energy programmes Mrs. Gisela Ngoo from TANGSEN was the lead trainer and Mr. Thabit Mikidadi played the role of co-trainer assisting in running the training workshop. Being a technical session, the training was highly interactive and involved presentations, group works and exercises. The training started when attendees were asked to introduce themselves and give their brief background and experience working in gender and energy; also what was their expectations towards the training. The expectations among others were as follows: • To understand dynamic between women and men in Tanzania, • To understand which tools can be used to enable both men and women to benefit equally from programmes particularly on charcoal, energy efficiency, renewable energy, financing etc. • To understand methods and steps for mainstreaming gender in the entire project life time. • To understand how can women benefit from energy interventions especially productive use of energy. • To know how can the gender disaggregated data be used in project planning • To understand ways of tapping the low hanging fruits for impactful gender benefits. the full report of the training is attached

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