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  • The Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) has recently launched a gender mainstreaming process with the aim of ensuring that gender is considered during planning and implementation of energy projects and programmes. This project was conceived after an audit of energy policies and programmes conducted by the Gender and Energy Network of Botswana (GENBO) revealed that the […]

  • Access to better energy services can improve women’s social, economic and political status — reducing the time and effort involved in household chores, providing better health and educational conditions, expanding income-generating opportunities, and easing their participation in public affairs. At the same time, greater sensitivity to gender issues increases the effectiveness of energy programmes and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • This book of case studies was prepared as part of a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project entitled “Energy and Women: Generating Opportunities for Development,” which was initiated in February 1999 with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and UNDP’s Sustainable Energy Global Programme. UNDP’s Initiative for Sustainable Energy, which began in […]

  • Meeting women’s needs is often taken for granted in household energy and improved stoves programmes which are usually technical interventions, rather than socioeconomic ones. Gender perspectives in biomass energy conservation have seldom been examined closely. The objective of this case study was to demonstrate how gender aspects can be successfully integrated at different levels in […]