7th Annual MIGA Gender Leadership Award: Clean Energy for All

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7th Annual MIGA Gender Leadership Award: Clean Energy for All

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00:00 Welcome and opening remarks
7:09 Keynote address: Rania Al-Mashat, Arab Republic of Egypt
13:09 Why Lucy Heintz is being recognized for the MIGA Gender Leadership Award
21:55 What the MIGA Gender Leadership Award means for Lucy Heintz
24:27 Putting women at the forefront of clean energy
25:41 How is MIGA working to keep gender equality a priority
27:24 Challenges experienced as a woman in the energy sector
29:15 Main challenges to establishing broader access in Africa
32:19 Access to energy compared with other challenges faced by women
35:02 Investments: Combination of climate and gender together
38:22 Visions of the Trade Development Bank
41:16 Access to power to facilitate greater use of digital technology for women
42:46 How to make the energy sector more inclusive
44:17 Targeting gender specific programs in the power sector in Africa
47:28 Women in leadership positions
51:29 Gender smart climate investment in emerging markets
55:23 Closure

"I care passionately about inclusion in all forms, as it's what delivers superior performance & advances economic development. What we appreciate so much about our partnership with MIGA is the commitment, energy, resilience & tenacity to solving challenges together, getting things done & delivering projects."

— Lucy Heintz, Partner, Head of Energy Infrastructure, Actis

"Ms. Heintz has contributed to moving Africa forward by promoting sustainable energy solutions—particularly for women who tend to be disproportionately affected by a lack of access to energy. We're proud to support her achievements & through this Award, we continue to play a role in advancing the goal of gender equality & closing the equity gap between men & women."

— Hartwig Schafer, Vice President, South Asia Region, World Bank

"There will always be a need to continually push forward & ensure that there’re equal opportunities & equal benefits for women & girls. To accelerate & scale up gender responsiveness policies, Egypt engages through its country-led multistakeholder framework. This framework incorporates gender as a cross-cutting theme in policies related to climate change, food security, sci & tech."

— Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, Arab Republic of Egypt

"A million people in Africa, especially in Western & Central Africa, still lack access to electricity. Our goal for now is to move from an overall access rate of 50% to 64% by 2024. This will require that we work with individuals, with firms, with governments, to make sure that this goal can be achieved."

— Ousmane Diagana, Vice President, Western and Central Africa, World Bank

"Countries & companies, when they invest in energy infrastructure & services, they need to consider the needs of girls & women. Tailoring energy investments to the needs of girls & women is a good public policy & it is also a good business."

— Hana Brixi, Global Director, Gender Group, World Bank

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