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e-Discussion: Gender Dimensions of Labor Impacts within Electricity Infrastructure Development
September 8-12, 2014Online

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is hosting an online discussion on Gender Dimensions of Labor Impacts within Electricity Infrastructure Development, with topics focusing on jobs and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is launching a Gender and Energy Community of Practice (GECoP) online space to discuss, learn and explore the linkages between gender equality and the energy sector. The space aims to bring together practitioners from around the world to share experiences, emerging tools, available resources, and knowledge on Gender Equality and Energy through an interactive platform. To help launch this community, ESMAP is hosting an online discussion on Gender Dimensions of Labor Impacts within Electricity Infrastructure Development, with topics focusing on jobs and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Featured Expert Discussants

JOBS | Barriers, Risk, and Opportunities for Women's Participation during Construction and Operation 
Katherine Heller, Social Development Specialist, Oil, Gas and Mining, World Bank 
Josefina Posadas, Economist, Social Protection and Labor, World Bank
Elena Bardasi, Senior Economist, IEG, World Bank (TBC)

STEM | Barriers and Opportunities for Women and Men Entering STEM Careers
 
Ezequiel Tacsir, Inter-American Development Bank 
Ann Shikany, C3E Network of Women in Clean Energy

Moderators:
 
Maria Beatriz Orlando, Senior Social Development Specialist, Social Development Department, World Bank
Vanessa Lopes Janik, Operations Officer, ESMAP, World Bank 



Registration Guidance  

1. To join the discussion, register here: https://collaboration.worldbank.org/login.jspa. Register with your email address to obtain a C4D account. You will receive instructions in your email to complete the registration.

2. Once registered, join the Gender and Energy group, by going to this link: https://collaboration.worldbank.org/groups/gender-and-energy

3. Finally, click the "Join a Discussion" icon to find the discussion.

Katherine Heller, Social Development Specialist
Katherine Heller is a Social Development Specialist for the World Bank, focusing on the social and gender dimensions of energy and the extractive industries.

Elena Bardasi, Senior Poverty and Gender Economist
Elena is a Senior Economist in the Internal Evaluation Group at the World Bank. She previously worked with the World Bank’s Gender Unit focusing on female entrepreneurship and gender issues in the labor market.

Josefina Posadas, Economist
Josefina is an Economist with the Social Protection and Labor practice at the World Bank. Her analytic training is in the field of labor economics, with work on female labor force participation, gender wage gap, entrepreneurship, and intra-household allocation of resources. 

Ezequiel Tacsir, Researcher at UNU-MERIT (Netherlands) and Specialist in Science, Technology and Innovation (IAD)
Ezequiel Tacsir is a Senior researcher at CINVE (Uruguay) and at CIECTI (Argentina). Formerly, he served as a Specialist at the Competitiveness and Innovation Division of the Inter-American Development Bank. He has expertise in both public and private organizations in the area of science, technology and innovation policy.

Ann Shikany, C3E Network for Women's Leadership in Clean Energy
Ann Shikany is Program Analyst at Energetics, Inc., a technology and management consulting firm.  In this role she supports the U.S. Department of Energy and private sector clients with economic and policy analysis for energy related projects. Prior to Energetics, Ms. Shikany spent two and half years at the Department of Energy and helped launch the domestic Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Women in Energy program. 

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