IGS University of Twente
Research group CSTM

Provisional Schedule

Symposium – Engendering the Energy Transition

Theory meets policy and practice

South meets North

University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

23 – 24 November 2016

Wednesday 23rd November


Registration and coffee


Session Chair: Professor Hans Bressers* (CSTM/UT)

10:30 – 11:00

Opening – by Dr. W.D. Bult-Spering Vicevoorzitter: CVB
Setting the Scene: Professor Joy Clancy (CSTM/UT)

11:00 – 11:45

Key noteEvolution of the Gender and Empowerment Discourse, Professor Caroline Moser, Emeritus Professor, University of Manchester

11:45 - 12:30

The View from the North

Gender and the Energy Transition in the North: Light on a Dark Area

Joy Clancy, Carla Sugey García Vázquez and Beau Warbroek, CSTM/University of Twente

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:00

View from the South

Session Chair: Professor Carla Millar

Gender, Transport and Health

Dr Magi Matinga, Visiting researcher CSTM/UT

Have we got the Energy to Power Women’s Enterprises?

Dr Nthabi Mohlakoana, CSTM/UT

15:00 – 15:30


15:30 – 17:00

Methodological Approaches

The Revelatory Power of Feminist Political Ecology

Dr Wendy Harcourt (ISS, Erasmus University)

Dr Rebecca Elmhirst (University of Brighton)

Indicators and metrics for gender and energy research

Dr Annemarije Kooijman, ENERGIA IS



Thursday 24th November


Conceptualising Women’s Empowerment

Session Chair: Sheila Oparaocha, ENERGIA

09:00- 09:45

Keynote – On the possibilities of feminist energy analytics

Dr Ingrid L. Nelson

University of Vermont

09:45 – 10:30

Women’s Empowerment in Energy Projects: What is the meaning?

Dr Tanja Winther, University of Oslo

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:45

Engendering Energy Policy

Ana Rojas

11:45 – 12:30

Learning from others (1)

Gendered approaches to analysing water governance

Dr Gül Özerol, CSTM/University of Twente and Leila Harris, University of British Colombia, Canada

12:30 – 13:15


13:15 – 14:45

Learning from others (2)

Gender, households and climate change

Prof Nathalie Holvoet and Katrien Van Aelst (University of Antwerp)

Gender and Agriculture- Dr Anouka van Eerdwijk, (KIT/Radboud Univ, Nijmegen) and Katrine Danielsen (KIT)

Women’s Entrepreneurship and Frugal Innovation in small-scale businesses in Africa – Saskia Vossenberg and Prof Peter Knorringa (ISS, Erasmus University)

14:45 – 15:00

Closing Reflection – Professor Han van Dijk, Africa Study Center, Leiden University

15:00 – 16:00


16:00 – 16:45

In the Light of What We Know: Gender and Energy Transformations

Inaugural Lecture – Prof Joy Clancy, Professor of Energy and Gender, CSTM, University of Twente.

The symposium organisers would like to acknowledge financial support from the University of Twente Fund and the European Association of Development and Training Institutes (EADI).