This book of case studies represents a collaborative effort to explore the potential of biofuels to provide sustainable livelihoods and local sources of energy for people in rural areas of developing countries, with a special emphasis on women. Although there are many forms of bio-energy that can be useful in this regard, our focus in […]
The case study provides an overall view of the activities and impacts of gender mainstreaming in the EREO project. It highlights the energy & gender policies and institutional make up of Sri Lanka while providing an overview of EREO and gender mainstreaming of the EREO project. Gender and energy situation of the main beneficiaries of […]
This presentation covers the problem, vision, mission, and goal of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Every day, 3 billion people rely on solid fuels to power their rudimentary stoves, leading to 4 million deaths annually, wasted productivity, and environmental degradation. The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves promotes a universal adoption of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels in order to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and preserve the environment.
This factsheet explains the relationships between gender roles and bioenergy. Women from poor regions rely heavily on traditional biomass systems to obtain the essential energy for their households. Women are also responsible for cooking using this biomass, putting them at risk to diseases caused by indoor air pollution.