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Energizing Equality: sub-Saharan Africa’s integration of gender equality principles in national energy policies and frameworks

A 2017 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Gender Office (GGO) analysis of 192 energy frameworks found that sub-Saharan Africa is the world’s regional leader in acknowledging gender considerations in national energy frameworks. To continue to understand the extent to which gender considerations are being integrated in national energy frameworks across SSA, IUCN GGO, in coordination with Power Africa, conducted an assessment of 45 energy frameworks from 29 different SSA countries.

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Without access to modern energy services, women and girls spend most of their time on basic tasks that are time-consuming, non-remunerative and highly laborious, such as collecting biomass fuels. This further exacerbates gender inequalities as many women are unable to access wage employment, education or business opportunities due to these responsibilities, and also limits options […]

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Healthy Stoves in Rural and Urban Homes and Family Businesses in Nicaragua: Asociación Fénix Programme for Improved Stoves

Asofenix is a Nicaraguan non-governmental organisation that was founded in 2001, with the objective of contributing to improve the living conditions of the rural population through the use of renewable energy sources and appropriate use of natural resources. In consequence with this objective, Asofenix believes it is relevant and a priority to address the problems […]

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Cocinas saludables en los hogares y negocios familiares rurales y urbanos de Nicaragua: Programa de cocinas mejoradas de Asociación Fénix

Asofenix es una organización no gubernamentalnicaragüense, fundada en el año 2001 con el objetivo de contribuir a mejorar las condiciones de vida de la población rural mediante el aprovechamiento de las fuentes de energías renovables y el uso adecuado de los recursos naturales. En consecuencia con este objetivo Asofenix considera pertinente y prioritario atender la […]

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This note is part of a program on social and gender aspects of the development and promotion of clean stoves. Grounded in extensive research in Indonesia, the series consists of practical documents that can be used to integrate social and gender dimensions into work on clean stoves in East Asia and the Pacific and beyond. The target audience is clients and development partners active […]

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Close the Gap secured a grant from Big Lottery to develop WiRES, and deliver a year’s worth of intensive activity. WiRES created a programme of networking events, hearing inspiring renewable energy leaders in the Scottish Parliament, Glasgow Science Centre, and a host of local spaces around Scotland. It held technical skills events at renewable energy sites at Whitelee Windfarm, […]

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For PICTs, expanding and modernising their energy sector is vital since the limited availability of energy constrains human and economic development. Insufficient and unreliable power supplies can limit industrial production, while the lack of modern energy services can prevent the realisation of basic human needs, such as education, health, and communication. Furthermore, access to energy […]

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