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  • Re-thinking gender and energy: Old and new directions

    Women/gender and energy has emerged as one of the critical pathways for linking energy interventions to the Millennium Development goals. Yet, despite many efforts, energy poverty is widespread, and gender inequality exits at every level of the energy sector. At the same time, most poverty assessments and research exclude energy. This paper is addressed primarily […]

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  • From the millennium development goals towards a gender-sensitive energy policy research and practice: empirical evidence and case studies – Synthesis report

    This synthesis report presents the results of an ENERGIA/UK Department of International Development (DfID) research project on “Gender as a key variable in energy.” The project brought together some of the world’s foremost experts on gender and energy in a Collaborative Research Group on Gender and Energy. The group included policy researchers from France, Kenya, […]

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  • Turning Information into Empowerment: Strengthening Gender and Energy Networking in Africa

    This report is the result of two and a half years work within the TIE-ENERGIA project “Turning Information into Empowerment: Strengthening Gender and Energy Networking in Africa”. It pulled together the efforts of organisations working in 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa that are part of the ENERGIA Africa Gender and Energy Network, an informal network […]

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  • Gender, modern biomass-energy technology and poverty: Case study in Sri Lanka

    This paper presents three case studies conducted in Sri Lanka, two focused on interventions on modern biomass energy, or ‘dendro-energy’, development and its impacts. The third case study is on the biomass energy system in a village situation where no such modern biomass energy intervention has taken place. Of the two dendro-energy case studies; one […]

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  • Gender relations and the energy transition in rural Asia

    This study, drawn from research conducted in China and other parts of rural Asia, links women’s and men’s labour force participation and status to the adoption of new fuels and appliances in a number of countries. Low opportunity cost of women’s labour limits the adoption of improved stoves and women’s entry into income-earning activities would […]

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  • Gender and renewable energy in the Philippines: A community-based microhydro project in Kalinga and a pv-battery charging station in Southern Leyte

    Community-based renewable energy (RE) projects have been shown to provide greater accessibility to community members in remote areas. Through two case studies, this report aims to document the role of women in community projects and the impacts of RE projects on women in the areas of production, reproduction and community participation. The two projects covered […]

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  • Institutional and gender dimensions of energy service provision for empowering the rural poor in Uganda

    This case study examines how renewable energy service interventions at two sites in Uganda have contributed to the process of empowering women as well as addressing the different needs of women and men. The projects at the two sites sought to involve solar companies as private sector providers of energy services and aimed at addressing […]

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  • The Energy Poverty and Gender Nexus in Himachal Pradesh, India: The Impact of Clean Fuel Access Policy on Women’s Empowerment

    This research project has focused on poverty, gender, energy and health issues in the state of Himachal Pradesh (HP) in India, a mountainous state, where the energy uses include space and water heating requirements. Moreover, there is effort involved in walking with headloads of fuelwood over hilly terrain, often at high altitudes. Does the policy […]

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  • The Gender Face of Energy: Trainer’s Guide

    The manual is intended to provide materials for a course, but the length, of this will depend on how it is arranged. It is suggested that different modules be given at different times, or in different combinations. Experience shows that the first two modules can be given together in one course, which will take about […]

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  • Module 6: Communicating project results

    The effective communication of project results are crucial elements in successful advocacy strategies, but are often overlooked by busy project managers and implementers as they are immersed in the actual work. This sub-module focuses specifically on training participants in how to use communication channels and produce appropriate material in order to communicate project results.

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