Gender approach

The gender approach not only implies analysis of the differential impacts of proposed projects on women and on men:

  • but a full recognition of men's and women's different needs for energy, based on consultation which consciously seeks advice from both men and women;
  • also recognition of the potential of men and of women to participate in energy supply; and
  • recognition of the need to tackle institutional barriers which limit women's participation in energy planning and production and in their access to energy for a variety of end-uses.