Compendium of abstracts SARDC virtual conference on sharing experiences of Gender and Renewable Energy Innovations

The energy sector is one of the main drivers of economic development in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), as shown in the regional development plan for 2020-2030, the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP). The plan places emphasis on energy as an important factor of regional integration and socio-economic development. Gender equity and equality are a main area of focus in the integration agenda and SADC Member States have supported the fundamental principle that women and men must be engaged at all levels and in all areas of socio-economic development. The nexus between gender and energy, therefore becomes imperative as both are important factors to the development of the region.