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  • 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 […]

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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 […]

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  • Gender and energy country briefs – Uganda

    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 international Sustainable […]

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    Size: 1,36 MB

  • Gender and energy country briefs – Tanzania

    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 international Sustainable […]

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    Size: 1,26 MB

  • Gender and energy country briefs – Rwanda

    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 international Sustainable […]

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    Size: 1,49 MB

  • Strategic Plan

    With this strategy document, we—the ENERGIA network—share what we aim to achieve between 2018 – 2021. We also present how we intend to capitalise on our strengths to scale our collective impact, how we will improve our weaknesses and how we will find solutions to persistent and emerging issues around sustainable energy and equitable energy access for all.

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  • Gender and energy at center stage in COVID-19 battle: Powering a more gender-equal recovery

    Women are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. They need modern and affordable energy to keep up the fight and support the recovery, to make their communities and businesses more resilient for the next pandemic. The coronavirus crisis is putting an unprecedented and enormous strain on the global economy and public health systems, and […]

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    Size: 1,34 MB

  • Policy Brief: The role of appliances in achieving gender equality and energy access for all

    A holistic energy access approach, taking into account the role of appliances, is needed if we are to achieve access to energy for all (Sustainable Development Goal 7) and gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5) by 2030. Appliances can reduce drudgery and save time in performing household tasks. They can also be transformative from an […]

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  • The ENERGIA Gender and Energy Research Programme

    ENERGIA News – March 2020 In this ENERGIA News you will find evidence and highlights from the Gender and Energy Research programme, in which ENERGIA has worked, since 2014, with nine teams of researchers in 12 countries. This research programme has built an evidence base to support informed policy making to decrease gender inequalities in […]

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  • In the light of what we cannot see: Exploring the interconnections between gender and electricity access

    In this paper we quantify gendered decision-making patterns regarding electricity access, light and appliances in selected rural contexts in Mahadevsthan (Nepal), Homa Bay (Kenya) and Chhattisgarh (India). In the literature, decision-making in electricity has primarily been studied through case studies and qualitative methods. By quantifying some of the gendered patterns in this field, we first […]

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  • Policy Brief: The benefits of involving women in energy system supply chains

    Women’s involvement in energy supply chains has advantages for the acceleration of access to modern energy services, for the women involved and for their families. In energy supply roles in rural communities, women perform as well as men and in some cases even outperform them. Opening up the prospects of business and jobs in a […]

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  • Policy Brief: Why energy access and gender equality are inextricably linked

    The Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7)’s ambitious mandate to ensure access to modern energy for all will only be reached if gender is taken into account. ENERGIA’s Gender and Energy Research programme has found evidence on the differences between women and men in their energy needs, both in the household and in business, and in […]

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    Size: 1,59 MB

  • Integrating Women into Grameen Shakti’s Renewable Energy Value Chain in Bangladesh: A Study of the Project and Lessons Learned

    This assessment report considers gender equality and women’s empowerment in Bangladesh, and covers a study focused on the USAID-funded Rural Empowerment through Renewable Energy project. This 15-day technological training for rural women in Bangladesh helped to integrate women into the Grameen Shakti (or GS, the leading renewable energy company in the country) renewable energy value […]

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  • Gender, Energy Technology and Climate Change

    This factsheet, jointly produced by the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) and ENERGIA – the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy, highlights some of the key gender and energy technology issues related to climate change. The emphasis is on the needs of women in developing countries – many of whom are already dealing […]

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  • Gender Mainstreaming in Rural Electrification Programmes

    Gender mainstreaming in rural electrification projects can identify practical activities that can be undertaken as part of the construction phase or during operations. This technical brief provides guidance on possible gender issues and entry points in rural electrification projects as well as actions that can help ensure equitable access to the benefits of rural electrification […]

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