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Senegal: Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Strategy to Implement the National Action Plan to Integrate Gender Issues in Energy Access (PANGE)

 

The Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Strategy aims to support the effective implementation by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) of the National Action Plan for Gender Integration in Energy Access (PANGE), by putting GESI considerations at the heart of the Government of Senegal’s (GoS) rural electrification plans and strategies. This includes the SE4ALL Operational Plan and other electrification programmes of the GoS, specifically the Emergency Programme for Community Development (PUDC) and the Emergency Programme for the Modernization of Border Axes and Territories (PUMA ).

The GESI Strategy aims to also contribute to better coordination of these strategies with other ministerial departments to help the government reach its targets of universal access of electricity. Through this coordination, the MPE will develop a monitoring mechanism that ensures data reporting that will enable measuring and analysis of performance indicators related to energy access by vulnerable communities, including access by women and young people to basic social services in health and education, and productive use of energy (PUE) in remote areas. These indicators will allow the Ministry of Women, Family, Gender
and Child Protection (MFFGPE) to conduct its gender audit to assess the objectives and results of the National Strategy for Gender Equity and Equality (SNEE G 2).

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