Sheila Oparaocha is International Coordinator at Energia, an international network that tackles gender and renewable energy issues. In this talk she explains the evolution of thinking around gender and renewable energy from 1990 to the present day. Sheila exposes the transformations that led to the establishment of the Sustainable Energy for All Decade, the first two years of which were dedicated to Energy for Women and Children’s Health. She also gives examples about targeted programmes that have successfully addressed gender and energy. Photo credit: Energia