Webinar – Gender disaggregated data in the energy sector

June 23, 2022 – June 23, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 am
Energy Community Secretariat

Energy Community Secretariat, Am Hof 4, 1010 Vienna via WEBEX (virtual meeting)
Thursday, 23 June 2022, 10.00 12.00 Login opens at 9.45

OPENING (10.00 10.20)

Welcome ECS

KEYNOTE SPEECH Joana Simão Costa, Legal officer, Green Transition and Energy System Integration
Directorate General for Energy (ENER), European Commission

Chaired by Irina Lazzerini, Senior Sustainable Energy Expert, Energy Community
(10.20 11.45)

Ensuring gender equality in the energy sector is key to social, political, environmental and economic development. Gender considerations need to be taken into account to advance a just and inclusive energy transition. Yet, women’s participation remains far from balanced and not enough genderdisaggregated data are currently available to i) assess the effects of energy policy measures on women and men; ii) inform gender analysis, and iii) evaluate and track the specific contributions of women as a Major Group in society.

Leveraging on the European Commission’s study 2021, the Energy Community Secretariat published a policy paper to raise awareness on the lack of relevant sexdisaggregated data in the energy labour market of its Contracting Parties, which is critical for assessing the actual extent and causes of gender inequalities.

Against this backdrop, this webinar will explore:

  1.  What are gender disaggregate data and why are they essential to identify and monitor women’s access to
    energy jobs and progress towards gender equality;
  2. What datasets and indicators are important to reveal gender gaps and barriers to women entering the
    energy labour market;
  3. What relevant, ongoing work is being done on this topic by the many organizations present and what
    recommendations could be transferred to the Energy Community


  • Ashley Acker, Gender in Energy Data Analyst, International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Andrea Lenauer, Senior Advisor International Relations, Econtrol
  • Celia GarcíaBaños López, Programme Manager, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Ligia Nobrega, Programme Manager, Gender statistics database, European Institute for Gender Equality
  • Marta SchulteFischedick, Research Fellow, Energy Community Secretariat
  • Sarah Ouziaux, Segment Manager, ENGIE Impact

KEY TAKEAWAYS (11.4512.00)

Barbora Poyner, Senior Impact and Communication Officer, Energy Community Secretariat