India

Webinar: Reaping the benefits of energy access: gender, policy, and practice

In this webinar, we’ll be joined by several speakers who will speak about their experience with gender & energy policy and practice in the context of rural development. We’ll be guided by questions such as – what must still be done at the policy level to ensure that women and girls have access to energy – and that they benefit from this access?

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Many studies have shown the benefits to women of secure rights to land: when their rights are secure, their status in the community and within the household can increase, their income can increase, and they and their families are less likely to be underweight or malnourished. It is crucial, therefore, that women be consulted and empowered in order to ensure that they benefit from collective land tenure reforms.

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Practical Action Consulting (PAC) with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), were commissioned by the Climate Development and Knowledge Network (CDKN) to investigate the potential for climate compatible development to empower people, using case studies from Peru. India and Kenya. Their findings have been collected in a report that can be downloaded here.

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This research project aims to investigate the impacts from fossil fuel subsidy reform on poor women in Bangladesh, India and Nigeria. This initial scoping report finds no primary, quantitative research on the question of the gender-differentiated impact of fossil fuel subsidy reforms. However, there is a large body of literature linked to energy access and […]

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