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Symposium announcement

Engendering the Energy Transition. Theory meets policy and practice. South meets North

University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, 23-24 November 2016

Engendering the Energy Transition. Theory meets policy and practice. South meets North

The University of Twente’s Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability (CSTM) in partnership with European Association of Development and Training Institutes (EADI), Africa Studies Centre (Leiden University) and ENERGIA invites academics, researchers and practitioners to participate in the symposium: Engendering the Energy Transition.

 

The symposium seeks to create a multi-discipline platform where a number of leading researchers, from the South and the North, will share experiences and understanding about how gender shapes and is shaped by their context. We aim to bring together for mutual learning researchers from different disciplines and sectors with an interest in gender.

 

Presentations will be based on work carried out in the South and North from a range of sectors. The symposium links to the Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) Dialogue and the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme asking for an ‘analysis of the role and the significance of gender aspects related to energy ‘.


The symposium is being held in conjunction with the inaugural lecture of Professor Joy Clancy, Chair of Energy and Gender.

 

The symposium organisers are pleased to acknowledge financial support from the University of Twente Fund and EADI.

Symposium aims

The symposium aims to create an increased understanding of:

  • the role that gender plays in managing the transition to a more sustainable energy system
  • how participation in the transition influences gender roles and relations
  • the concepts of empowerment and agency particularly in the context of the energy transition

Target group

  • Academic researchers from a range of disciplines with an interest in gender (e.g. energy, water, climate change, agriculture, forestry, ICT, economics, feminists)
  • Practitioners with an interest in gender and energy
  • Policy makers with an interest in gender and energy

Why attend?

  • Discuss with academics and researchers in the energy, gender, water and agriculture fields
  • Learn about the latest research on sustainable energy transitions and gender
  • Network with leading researchers in the field of energy and gender

Logistics

  • Attendance and registration costs 50 euro for 23 November and 25 euro for 24 November (excluding accommodation and travel to the University of Twente; more information follows).
  • Applications to attend: Please send an email to transitionsymposium@utwente.nl by 16 November 2016

Accommodation

On the campus of the University of Twente you find Conference hotel Drienerburght.

To book a room here go to the website www.Drienerburght.nl

 

- fill in the access code: Energy,  press “Login”

- fill in arrival date and departure date, press button “Check”

- fill in number of rooms

- press button “Book now”

- fill in the reservations form

 

To make a reservation via website of Conference hotel Drienerburght you need a credit card number with expiration date. If you don’t have a credit card please contact us by phone or e-mail.

Option date: 15 November 2016

 

The cost for a one bedded room including breakfast is 75 euro per night

The cost for a twin bedded room including breakfast is 90 euro per night

Rates are excluding city tax which is 1,25 euro per person per night

 


Approximately 5 minutes on foot from the University of Twente you find Hampshire hotel – de Broeierd Enschede.

To book a room here go to the website www.hampshire-hotels.com/hampshire-hotel-de-broeierd-enschede

 

Guests can book their room by using reference GF-2338 or Symposium Engendering the Energy Transition.

Option date: 8 November 2016

 

The cost for a twin bedded room excluding breakfast is 95 euro per night
The cost for breakfast is 15,50 euro per person
Rates are excluding city tax which is 1,25 euro per person per night

 

For other hotels in Enschede and Hengelo see www.booking.com

Registration

Registration for the Engendering the Energy Transition Symposium is open now.