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Gender and energy country brief – Kenya

Energy is a critical enabler in reaching development goals. However, the benefits of increased access to modern and cleaner energy services often fail to accrue evenly to men and women. The African Development Bank and ENERGIA recognise the need to prioritise policy action in the field of gender and energy to meet the inter-national Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This country brief on gender and energy in Kenya is one in a series to support equality of access and use of energy by women and men through evidence-based initiatives. It provides insights into the current status of gender and energy in Kenya through a policy analysis. It presents key data, an overview of the institutional set-up focusing on gender and energy, and an analysis of barriers and opportunities based on expert review of policy documents and consultations with key stakeholders. This leads to a set of recommendations for effective integration of gender in energy planning, implementation and monitoring.