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What's new on the World Bank study "Gender in Hydro"?

The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), in partnership with the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), is undertaking  a study targeted at findings to set a baseline for gender in the hydropower industry.

A desk top research, added up by an online survey until end-2021, is part of the IHA-led and GWNET-supported study work. Right now, the work team of IHA and GWNET looks at the data of the survey, but also entertains Focus Discussion Groups and Key Informant Interviews with peers in the industry, to put perceptions together with data on the gender employment gap. The report, at the start of its first drafting, will seek to determine where women work within companies, identifying barriers to entry and advancement, as well as effective strategies to address those barriers.

Women and men working in the sector were encouraged to take part in the survey thus reflecting views and information from people working in private companies, public utilities, governmental and non-governmental organisations.

More to be found in the final study report - planned for publication in July 2022.