W4RES Webinar n°2 brought some hands-on experience for the participants on Gender-self assessment and Gender action Plan in the RHC sector

On June 15, 2022, WECF continued our 5-webinar series for capacity building on gender mainstreaming and women empowerment in the renewable heating and cooling (RHC) sector. Participants were introduced to two tools guiding them towards a gender-responsive workplace in the RHC sector. First, they were introduced to the concept of Gender-self assessment (GSA), a step-by-step guideline with some examples to create questionnaires. The takeaway from the GSA session was the understanding of the type of questions one needs to ask for self-reflection on the status quo of gender within the workplace. After GSA, the next natural step was to introduce the concept of the gender action plan, the step-by-step guide to utilise the findings from the analysis, here, in this case, GSA, to propose strategies and monitor the progress in order to become sustainable.

In the second half of the webinar, the participants were divided into 3 groups and each group was given a chance to brainstorm ideas to develop strategies to reach their goals, identify their resources, and define their timeline for implementation and monitoring. Hence creating a short version of the Gender Action Plan to takeaway.

Find the recording of our Webinar n°2 here.

Next steps? Our next tool introduced will be on Gender-responsive communication in the RHC sector on July 5th, 10 am CET, don’t miss it and register here!

We would like to thank everyone who has been participating and following our capacity-building program until now! And we are looking forward to welcoming newcomers! No gender experience is needed.

Find below the full program:

N°1: Overcoming the invisible barrier: Gender-dimensions of the RHC sector - 31st May 2022, 10 am CET

N°2: Gender tool: Gender-self assessment & Gender action plan for RHC actors - 15th June 2022, 10 am CET

N°3: Gender tool: Gender-just communication - 5th July 2022, 10 am CET

N°4: Support energy communities and gender-just energy communities - September 2022

N°5: TBD - Depending on the participant’s needs identified - September 2022


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