May 10, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
Country: United States


The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and the Embassy of Finland cordially invite you to attend Energy Empowers Women to Deliver on Sustainable Development

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Embassy of Finland
3301 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC

2:30-5:45 P.M.  Remarks and Panel Discussion
5:45-7:00 P.M.  Networking Reception


Featuring Remarks By:

Ambassador of Finland to the United States Kirsti Kauppi; US Ambassador-At-Large for Global Women’s Issues Cathy Russell; Ambassador of Norway to the United States Kare R. Aas;  Kathy Calvin, President and CEO, United Nations Foundation; Radha Muthiah, CEO, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves; Caren Grown, Senior Director, Gender, The World Bank Group; Patricia Morris, President, Women Thrive Worldwide

Participants will hear from leading gender experts and other influential leaders dedicated to women’s empowerment who are prioritizing access to energy as a core part of their development work to strengthen the outcomes of the many different areas they work in – from health and education to protection and empowerment.


Please R.S.V.P. by May 6, 2016





Opening Remarks


What do we know? Laying the foundation and sharing

This session will provide an overview of latest data and research on gender and energy issues and demonstrate the importance of access to energy in achieving gender equality.


Successful Approaches Impacting Women and Girls

This panel will share innovative approaches and business models that are demonstrating gender and empowerment results through increasing time and income, strengthening livelihoods, reducing drudgery, and increasing agency and leadership skills.



Coffee Break


Increase Access to Energy for Women and Girls: A Call to Action

This panel will showcase remarks by leaders of global gender equality organizations that are now prioritizing access to energy as a way to achieve their organizations’ missions, as well as why they believe energy is critical to achieving the SDGs for women and girls.




Closing Remarks




Networking Reception