The World Wind Energy Association WWEA, ISEP Japan, the Malifolkecenter Nyetaa MFC, the African Platform for Community Power and Rural Electrification, in collaboration with Global100RE, GWNET, ICLEI, International Solar Energy Society ISES, Australian Coalition for Community Energy, Japan Community Power Network, Women in Energy Pakistan and LEE NRW, will host the 3rd World Community Power Conference WCPC2020 with the main topic “Women in Community Energy”. Due to the global covid-19 pandemic, WCPC2020 will be held as an online meeting, on 19 November 2020.
The WCPC2020 will gather community energy stakeholders from around the world to join the discussion on how to maximise the benefits of renewable energy for all, with a special focus on the role of women. Women are leaders in the climate movement, but they appear to still have difficulties in participating and are underrepresented in renewable energy in general and in particular in community energy. Accordingly, WCPC2020 aims at highlighting models and approaches in which women are playing a driving role and defining what barriers women face when they try to act in renewable energy field. WCPC2020 will also present a study WWEA is currently conducting with various partners about the role of women in community energy: https://wwindea.org/women/
WCPC2020 follows the 1st World Community Power Conference 2016 which was organised in Fukushima City, Japan, and the 2nd World Community Power conference which was held in Bamako, Mali.
WCPC2016 concluded with the Fukushima Community Power Declaration.
The main objectives of the WCPC2020 are:
· Continue on from the first and second WCPC to promote community power on the international level as solution that is needed to create a more participatory renewable energy future, in the face of the negative effects of climate change and the dangers of nuclear energy.
· Raise the profile of community power and its multiple benefits in particular in relation to the role that women can and should play in the broad socioeconomic transformation which will be required.
· Conclude with policy recommendations on how to maximise socioeconomic participation and in particular strengthen the role of women.
The detailed WCPC2020 programme will be published here in early November.
For participation in the WCPC2020, please register at:
– Welcome and Introduction by WWEA, MFC, ISEP, ISES
– Acceptance, legislative restrictions and female action?
Krisztina Andre, BBEn e.V. – Moderator
Memi Motosu, Nagoya University of Economics – How do women perceive wind projects in Japan?
Irmak Karakislak & Sophia Küpers , IZES – Re-thinking gender in research on social acceptance of wind energy
Doerte Fouquet, EREF – Women in small scale and community power projects – a view from Europe
– Panel discussion: Women in the climate movement and in community energy
Taryn Lane, C4CE – Building a strong community energy sector in Australia
Janine O’Keeffe, FFF/P4F – Building a momentum for the climate
Maryke van Staden, ICLEI – Local governments as avant-garde for climate protection, gender mainstreaming and community energy
Nameerah Hameed -Women in Energy Pakistan
Kazumi Toyooka Japan Community Power Network
– Building Capacities and Networks
Davina Ngei , GWNET – Moderator
Antonia Proka, Rescoop – Women & Community energy. Transforming the energy field, one woman at a time
Katharina Habersbrunner, BBE – Promoting gender-just energy communities in Germany and cross-border
Timo Karl, WWEA – Women in community energy: An international project
Dr. Magi Matinga, Energia
– Community Energy and Women in Practice
Video presentations by Women leaders of community power from Japan, introduced by Tetsu Iida:
Noriko Hattori Shizuoka Mirai Local Energy
Nayumi Fujikawa, Ueda Citizen’s Energy
Yasuko Inoue, Takarazuka Sumire Electric Power
Midori Nakahara Yamaguchi Community Energy
Molly Walsh, FoE – Why are there not more women in Community Energy and what to do about it?
Hayley Adlam, Coraltech, UK – Female community building in the renewable energy workforce
Kathlen Schneider, IDEAL Brazil – Community energy and women in Brazil
Andrea Kraj, Canada – Women in community energy in Canada
Pam Onyanyo, SkyEnergy – Gender and Energy
Johanna Togola, Malifolkecenter Nyetaa