Kenya

Where are the women in the energy sector?

This case study will explore the training, distribution and support model employed by LivelyHoods, highlighting the accomplishments, challenges and lessons learned along the way. The goal is to provide evidence of the vital role of women in clean energy initiatives, allowing for the prioritization of their involvement across the household clean energy value chain.

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Supporting Energy Entrepreneurs through the Empowered Entrepreneur Training Program

Women play a critical role in the cookstove value chain because of their central responsibility for managing household energy. As primary users of household energy products, such as cleaner cookstoves, women can catalyze the market as micro-entrepreneurs and small-sized enterprise owners through the distribution and delivery of clean energy technologies and after-sales services. However, they need proper support for their role as cookstove entrepreneurs.

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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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