EEG Energy Insight: Promoting gender equity and women’s employment in electric utilities

While the power sector workforce has always been overwhelmingly male, increasing the number of women was identified as a common programmatic trend of international donors in an earlier Energy Insight published by EEG.

In order to better understand how energy institutions are diversifying their workforces and what challenges they face, this paper provides profiles of three electric utilities that have been undertaking efforts to improve gender equity in the workplace: Electric Distribution Company (EDCO) of Jordan, EVN Macedonia, and Eko Electricity Distribution PLC (EKEDC) in Nigeria. Each utility participated in the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Engendering Utilities programme from 2015 to 2018.



Nigeria, Jordan, Macedonia
Pamela Baldinger