Event: Smart Grid Technologies and Implications for Inclusive Development in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Case Studies: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Integrated Energy Projects and Impacts

03 April 2018
Author / Speaker: 
Sulakshana Jayawardena, Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy
Anoja Wickramasinghe, Energia Network

Learn about ADB’s energy sector portfolio in Sri Lanka. Read good practice examples that address poverty and gender equality and social inclusion considerations in Sri Lanka’s energy sector. 

Case studies featured in this session range from development of innovative government programs to achieve 100% household electrification, provision of credit for households to connect to the grid in the last mile and beyond, catalyzation of local economic growth through energy access, and the training of women end users. The impact of these programs on women and their communities and any emerging impacts on gender relations is examined.

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