This study seeks to set the stage for the creation and adoption of an ECOWAS regional legal instrument for conducting gender assessments of energy infrastructure projects, including extraction of fuel sources, storage, generation, transmission and distribution of energy, whether from solar, wind, biomass, fossil, geothermal, ocean, nuclear or hydro sources.
This webinar recording, “Addressing gender considerations in large-scale energy infrastructure polices and project development” is part of the GECCO Energy Webinar Series.
This webinar recording, “Gender dimensions of renewable energy financing” is part of the GECCO Energy Webinar Series.
The ECOWAS region is dynamic and fast growing with many human and natural resources to its advantage, but it is also facing many challenges related to population, infrastructure, social services, security, migration, economy and environment.
The African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (Réseau des Femmes Africaines pour la Gestion Communautaire des Forêts, or “REFACOF”) aims to make concrete, meaningful, and effective contributions to forest governance in order to influence national policies and international frameworks regarding women’s rights and tenure in member countries. Under African customary law, women seldom own or inherit land, and the […]
The relevance of gender issues is not well understood by many practitioners involved in climate change mitigation investments and financing mechanisms. Prevailing approaches to reducing emissions have prioritized scientific and technological measures, often at the expense of social and behavioral considerations. Most of the mitigation projects and funds so far have supported large-scale energy infrastructure […]
This study, published in the International Forestry Review, highlights the complex gender dimensions of climate change adaptation. Included is a study of the evolving vulnerabilities experienced and adaptation practices pursued by local communities in the Lake Faguibine area in Northern Mali, differentiated by gender.
Vulnerability assessments are a vital component of adaptation efforts as vulnerabilities can vary greatly over time and space, and determine what parts of society are most at risk. Adaptation efforts can even create greater vulnerabilities for some groups, particularly women, in the process of assisting others. This report examines these complexities in the shifting vulnerabilities to climate change arising from an evolving social, economic, ecological and political landscape in the Lake Faguibine region of Mali.