Empowering Women in Africa through Access to Sustainable Energy
Energy encompasses all productive, subsistence and leisure activities. The efficiency and effectiveness of activities and its users’ quality of life are affected by both the quantity and quality of energy available. Women and men are equal stakeholders in benefitting from energy use. However, women and men do not have equal access to energy – the same energy service may impact women and men differently, driving distinct social and economic outcomes for each group.
This publication is a desk review of gender-focused approaches in the renewable energy sector.