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A Gender and Human Rights-Based Approach to Energy Access in Nepal

May 2013 – June 2014

KIT Gender is working in partnership with the International Network for Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA) to support Norad in applying a gender and human rights-based approach to energy in Norwegian-supported sector programs in Nepal.

Gender equality and sustainable energy for all

This project supports the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, which seeks to ensure universal access to energy by 2030, as well as to contribute to the global discussion on the Post-2015 Development Goals.

A welcome opportunity

In May 2013, KIT Gender participated in a Norad-mission to Nepal during which stakeholder consultations were held with key partners of the National Rural and Renewable Energy Programme (NRREP) and the Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP) – both supported by Norway. All stakeholders recognised the benefits of realising rights of excluded groups in Nepal. And this project was seen as a welcome opportunity to not only create synergies between key sectors, but also foster learning between stakeholders that otherwise might not have the chance to profit from each other’s experience and expertise.The mission concluded with the agreement on a plan of action for operationalising a gender equality and human rights approach in the energy sector in Nepal.

The mission concluded with the agreement on a plan of action for operationalising a gender equality and human rights approach in the energy sector in Nepal.

Project results

In 2013 KIT Gender produced three reports:

Services delivered

  • Policy & Programme Design

    KIT operates at the intersection of theory and practice and between policy and implementation, translating good intentions into meaningful social and economic impact. Our professional staff combine expertise in specific content areas with the ability to offer a diverse suite of advisory services, including policy and programme design and implementation. This experience enables our advisors to navigate sustainable development processes and identify elements that can make a difference in programme performance. We help governments, organisations and businesses to learn from their experiences, improve practice, and maximize the impact of their interventions. With the knowledge we share, public and private investors are better equipped to identify the investments that yield highest economic and social impact. 

  • Project Implementation

    KIT has more than 80 experts specialising in public health systems, epidemiology, sexual and reproductive health and rights, agricultural innovation, food value-chains, gender relations, and inclusive finance. The combination of this content expertise and process-related skills not only leads to better projects, it also builds competencies in project design, implementation and management. We build on our clients’ own resources and knowledge, mission and values and ensure that our advice is aligned with existing initiatives, has policy relevance, and is adapted to the local context. With extensive experience and practical involvement in projects and programmes worldwide, we tailor our project support to your needs, the context you are working in and the partners with whom you are working. Our approach is practical and based on action learning. This allows you to yield the highest possible impact with your investments.