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  • Women’s work is never done: Lifting the gendered burden of firewood collection and household energy use in Kenya

    In rural Kenya, firewood is used for cooking and heating by 9 out of every 10 households due to its affordability, availability and convenience. This study was carried out using social and natural science methods to understand women’s energy burdens and the reasons for the persistent use of firewood. Firewood remains the main source of […]

    Type: pdf

    Size: 12,73 MB

  • Energy Access and Gender in Ghana: Policy Brief

    In the wider West African region, Ghana is often seen as an energy success story with over 80% of the population having access to grid electricity. Yet, 50% of rural areas live without this access while ‘dumsor’ (load shedding) poses an ongoing challenge for those connected. In terms of gender equity, national energy policy recognises […]

    Type: book

  • Energy Access and Gender in India: Policy Brief

    The connection between equity in energy access and developmental aspects like poverty reduction, health and wellbeing is today well understood. Responding to this, energy access policies and programmes in India have tried to address gender equity within energy access, but much of this effort has failed to create a transformational impact. Until 2018, 680 million […]

    Type: book

  • Energy Access and Gender in Nigeria: Policy Brief

    Understanding the gender dimensions of energy access is essential. Women play important roles in energy system development and their empowerment is crucial in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Indeed, many household tasks (e.g., cooking, water collection, and other domestic chores) are mostly performed by women. Equitable access to energy can reduce the burden […]

    Type: book

  • Energy Access and Gender in Pakistan: Policy Brief

    Energy access is inextricably linked to gender equity, a theme that cuts across the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is imperative to achieve sustainability targets. Yet, energy policies in Pakistan remain ‘gender-blind’, focusing on improving energy access without considering the differential impacts of how men and women access, consume, are affected by, […]

    Type: book

  • AEEP Energy Talks Spotlight: Empowered Actors of Change – A Successful African-European Energy Transition Depends on Women

    A new AEEP Energy Talks Spotlight highlights the importance of including women in the energy transition in Africa. The energy sectors in Africa and Europe are experiencing a radical transition, moving from conventional energy sources to renewables and aiming to achieve access to energy for all by 2030. This change shall be designed as inclusive […]

    Type: book

  • Lecture: Gender equality and the energy sector

    Type: pdf

    Size: 1,12 MB

  • The introduction of electric cooking in Nepal – A gender and socio-technical transition perspective

    In Nepal, 70.4% of the population does not use clean cooking fuels. Electric cooking could benefit the main users (women) by reducing the negative health effects brought by burning solid biomass and saving time by the efficient nature of cooking on induction stoves. However, gender norms prevent women, the main users, from making investment decisions […]

    Type: pdf

    Size: 1,67 MB

  • Key Findings of the Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report

    The 2021 edition of Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report monitors and assesses achievements in the global quest for universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy by 2030. The latest available data and selected energy scenarios reveal that at today’s rate of progress, the world is not on track to achieve SDG […]

    Type: book

  • 2021 Tracking SDG7 Executive Summary

    The 2021 edition of Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report monitors and assesses achievements in the global quest for universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy by 2030. The latest available data and selected energy scenarios reveal that at today’s rate of progress, the world is not on track to achieve SDG […]

    Type: book

  • 2021 Tracking SDG7 Report

    The 2021 edition of Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report monitors and assesses achievements in the global quest for universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy by 2030. The latest available data and selected energy scenarios reveal that at today’s rate of progress, the world is not on track to achieve SDG […]

    Type: book

  • Energizing Health: A Strategic Roadmap to promote healthier populations through clean and sustainable energy

    The links between energy and health have never been more important than today. The climate crisis, which is increasingly severely impacting global public health, is at root largely an energy issue, and current projections predict further changes in our climate with increased threats to health. Clean and sustainable energy plays a crucial role in promoting […]

    Type: book

  • Women’s work is never done: Lifting the gendered burden of firewood collection and household energy use in Kenya

    In rural Kenya, firewood is used for cooking and heating by 9 out of every 10 households due to its affordability, availability and convenience. This study was carried out using social and natural science methods to understand women’s energy burdens and the reasons for the persistent use of firewood. Firewood remains the main source of […]

    Type: book

  • Gender-Responsive Electric Cooking in Nepal

    Transition to clean cooking is necessary for protecting the health and lives of the 2.7 billion people who suffer from the health and environmental impacts of existing cooking practices. As cooking is typically a task that women engage in, understanding the barriers to and opportunities of a transition to electric cooking from a woman’s perspective […]

    Type: pdf

    Size: 2,91 MB

  • Fact Sheet: Rural agribusiness opportunities

    Productive use of energy solutions leveraging decentralized renewable energy show promising potential for smallholder farmers to increase yield, however, DREs require different deployment strategies. India’s solar water pump experience provides valuable insights for other emerging technologies. DRE-powered agricultural applications such as solar irrigation, solar salt farming, solar cold storage, solar drying and solar incubation can […]

    Type: misc