All clean energy innovations selected for funding under the Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development initiative must “contribute to reducing gender disparities in access to, control over and benefit from clean energy resources, wealth, opportunities and services: economic, social, political, and cultural”. Moreover, Powering Agriculture will not fund an innovation or implementation approach that can “reinforce harmful gender norms” within the target implementation area.
The purpose of this Powering Agriculture gender integration report is to:
- Identify gender-related planning and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities completed, challenges, and lessons learned to date (through the end of FY 2016 – September 30, 2016).
- Identify innovator plans for gender integration, as well as demand-driven technical assistance to strengthen gender integration, for the coming quarter and fiscal year (October 2017- October 2018).
- Ensure learning is taking place, both at the innovator, program, and meta level under Powering Agriculture. Ensure that innovators learn from each other’s successes, mistakes, and processes to strengthen work on gender integration now and in the future.