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The Efficient Fuel Wood Stoves for Nigeria Project involves the distribution of around 12,500 efficient wood-burning stoves (‘SAVE80’) and heat-retaining polypropylene boxes to replace inefficient traditional fireplaces in the Guinea Savannah Zone, Nigeria. The SAVE80 wood stove system is up to 80 % more efficient in its use of wood compared to traditional fireplaces, leading […]

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The Bagepalli CDM Biogas Project involves the construction of approximately 5,500 two-cubic-metre capacity biogas digesters in households in the area (“Taluk”) of Bagepalli and other nearby Taluks in the Kolar District, Karnataka, India. The digesters, which utilise the dung of household cows, produce methane gas from the anaerobic breakdown of organic waste. The resulting methane […]

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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 […]

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Power and energy in India have both everything and nothing to do with women. Fossil-fuel subsidies might appear to have even less to do with women and gender relations. Yet their reform could have negative impacts, while at the same time representing an opportunity for women and Indians’ access to modern forms of energy. This […]

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Gender Mainstreaming in the Pakistan Domestic Biogas Programme

The Pakistan Domestic Biogas Programme (PDBP) aims to facilitate the construction of domestic biogas plants at the household level. It is being implemented by a non-profit organisation, Rural Support Programmes Network, with technical support from the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) and Winrock International. The introduction of biogas will help address Pakistan’s energy shortages, especially in […]

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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 […]

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The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves recognizes that women have critical roles to play across the entire clean cooking value chain, and has explicitly prioritized women in their mission to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean cookstoves and fuels. This Report Guide outlines […]

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Environmental integrity is at the heart of the CDM and methodologies have a major role in ensuring this integrity. Methodologies are required to establish a project’s emissions baseline, or expected emissions without the project, and to monitor the actual ongoing emissions once a project is implemented. The difference between the baseline and actual emissions determines […]

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The purpose of the tool kit is to assist staff and consultants of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in conceptualizing and designing gender-responsive projects in the energy sector. ADB’s Policy on Gender and Development mandates its investments in all sectors to promote gender mainstreaming. It guides users in designing project outputs, activities, inputs, indicators, and […]

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