IRENA Gender and Renewable Energy

IRENA, with support from GWNET, REN21 and other institutions, is undertaking a global Gender and Renewable Energy survey, with a strong focus on various issues of concern to ILO (including barriers to entry and/or advancement, workplace-related policies, training and skills-building, etc.).

We would appreciate your support with the dissemination of the survey among your network of colleagues working in, or having knowledge of, the renewable energy sector.

The objective of the survey is to gather quantitative and qualitative insights on the current status of women’s participation in the renewable energy sector, existing challenges and potential solutions to improve gender diversity. The findings from the survey will contribute to addressing the data and knowledge gap on gender in renewable energy, and inform policy-making to ensure that the energy transition is inclusive and benefits from a wider pool of talent. The findings will be integrated into the forthcoming IRENA report on Gender and Renewable Energy

The survey should not take longer than 10 minutes to fill out, and further details regarding its structure are at the end of this email. The survey can be accessed using the link:http://www.irena.org/gendersurvey

Should you face any technical difficulties in filling out the survey or have any questions or clarifications or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact Celia García-Baños  (CGarcia@irena.org).

About the survey: The survey differentiates between those working in the access and non-access (modern) contexts. For each, you can take the survey as an individual or on behalf of your organization. The questions for each category are different: 

  • From individuals working in the sector, we hope to gather insights on the challenges and barriers faced in attracting and retaining women in the workforce, as well as potential solutions. On completing the survey, we encourage you to share the survey with your colleagues to ensure as large a sample of respondents as possible, as well as the Human Resources (HR) department in your organization (see below).
  • From organisations in the sector, we’d like to understand the gender distribution in your workforce and the policies and measures you are implementing towards greater gender diversity. Answering the questions will require knowledge of relevant staff statistics and. Therefore, representatives from the HR division may be best equipped in filling this part of the survey.

Please note that the information provided through the survey will be processed and aggregated with information provided by other respondents and serve as an important input for the forthcoming Gender and Renewable Energy report to be published by IRENA. Accordingly, personal data and individually identifiable information will not be publicly disclosed.

Thank you for your support! 

Best regards,

IRENA Coalition for Action Team