*SAVE THE DATE*
*Women and Sustainable Energy, Stakeholder consultation *
*Brussels, 7 & 8 December 2016*
*The Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development
(DEVCO) is inviting you to a stakeholder consultation meeting to be organised
in Brussels on December 7th (pm)- 8th, 2016, in view of launching a Call for
proposals on 'Women and Sustainable Energy'.*
In the context of delivering access to affordable, sustainable, reliable and
modern energy, this Call aims to build partnerships for supporting an
enhanced and active role of women in the sustainable energy sector under the
Gender Window of ElectriFI.
The consultation will give you the opportunity to be directly involved at
this critical stage. On the one hand, discussions will explore potential
synergies and space for collaboration for increasing women's entrepreneurship
through sustainable energy by providing affordable access to finance and to
energy. On the other hand, special focus will also be dedicated to improving
the framework and supporting a more active role of women in the sustainable
energy value chain through vocational training, capacity building, political
advocacy and awareness campaigns.
During the working sessions the discussions will cover the aforementioned
issues and go further, covering topics ranging from innovative financing,
private sector-civil society relationships, advocacy and awareness raising to
The detailed agenda of the consultation meeting will follow shortly.
Meanwhile, it would be highly appreciated if you could notify us
(EuropeAid-WOMEN-ENERGY@ec.europa.eu ), *by 22**th** November*, of your
interest and availability to attend the meeting.
Please don't hesitate to forward this message through your networks.
Looking forward to your participation in the consultation meeting,
*Dr Roberto RIDOLFI
Sustainable Growth and Development*
*Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development