[Webinar] Productive Uses of Energy and Gender in the Informal Food Sector in Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa

The ‘Productive Uses of Energy and Gender in the Informal Food Sector in Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa’ project is conducted by a research consortium led by the University of Twente with the university of Cape Town’s Energy Research Centre, MARGE and ENDA Energie as partners. The project is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and is part of the ENERGIA Gender and Energy Research Programme. This webinar is organised with support from The Integrated Assessment Society (TIAS).

Since the beginning of our project in 2015, our research team has been collecting and analyzing information from literature and data collected in the our three countries of focus. As part of the wider programme’ aim to come up with evidence based policy influencing research, this project attempts to respond to various questions about gender and productive energy use in the Informal Food Sector (IFS). We aim to find out whether there are differences in energy use preferences between men and women operated enterprises in the IFS. We also explore our data to find out whether use of modern energy services is preferred than traditional energy sources and the factors that influence these preferences. Lastly, with the mission to influence policy through providing evidence, we also show how (energy and business development) policy can be misled or misdirected based on assumptions made concerning women owned enterprises in the IFS.

We invite you to attend our webinar session whose objectives are:

  • To highlight some of the findings from our research project and share with you our preliminary results that answer some of our research questions about the gender issues in the Informal Food Sector concerning energy access and use.
  • Based on the presentations, to have an open discussion about the best way forward in policy influencing strategies based on gender and energy research.

Space is limited. Therefore, registration is requested by Tuesday 20 February 2018, midnight. Registrations can be made on: http://www.tias-web.info/webinar-registration/