Over 55% of the global population lives in urban areas and rapid urbanization shifts social, economic, and political dynamics, with particular impacts on women’s empowerment and gender equality. Despite the important roles and responsibilities of women as household and community decision-makers, women in cities, especially in slum areas, often face specific legal and societal restrictions […]
Rapid urbanization shifts social, economic, and political dynamics, with particular impacts on women’s empowerment and gender equality. Expanding cities offer a range of urban development opportunities for eradicating poverty and building inclusive, sustainable communities. However, higher population densities, sprawling informal settlements, rural to urban migration, and displacement present pressing urban development and environmental challenges as […]
“The gender and energy nexus in urban settings” is the fourth in the AGENT Energy series of webinars.
Practical Action Consulting (PAC) with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), were commissioned by the Climate Development and Knowledge Network (CDKN) to investigate the potential for climate compatible development to empower people, using case studies from Peru. India and Kenya. Their findings have been collected in a report that can be downloaded here.