women's economic empowerment

This report focuses on women’s role in the expanding market for modern off-grid lighting. In the context of access to energy and lighting, the aim of this work is to identify whether there are any women-specific opportunities in the off- grid lighting market that could enhance product profitability while also improving lives.

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Creando condiciones para la equidad de género en proyectos públicos de electrificación rural : La Experiencia del Proyecto de Electrificación de Nicaragua (PELNICA)

El estudio presta particular atención a los impactos que ha tenido PELNICA sobre: (i) el empoderamiento económico de las mujeres, (ii) la ruptura de roles tradicionales tanto a nivel de hogar como en actividades económicas, y (iii) el aumento de la participación de las mujeres en la toma de decisiones a nivel comunitario.

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Creating Conditions for Gender Equity in Rural Electrification Projects: Experiences from the Nicaraguan Electrification Project (PELNICA)

The Nicaraguan Electrification Project (PELNICA) is implemented by the National Electric Transmission Company (ENATREL), with financial and technical support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development from Canada. PELNICA is implemented in seven departments of Nicaragua (Nueva Segovia, Madriz, Estelí, Jinotega, Matagalpa, León, and Chinandega), and it was designed with the objective of […]

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Paving the way for gender-responsive FLR: The importance of forest landscape restoration for rural women in Armenia

In Armenia, the forestry sector and forest restoration policy development and decision making in natural resources management processes have been shaped as a result of women’s historical every day practices—which are also often drivers of deforestation and degradation—and yet women’s direct participation in these matters is frequently neglected. Forests in Armenia are state property and […]

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Close the Gap secured a grant from Big Lottery to develop WiRES, and deliver a year’s worth of intensive activity. WiRES created a programme of networking events, hearing inspiring renewable energy leaders in the Scottish Parliament, Glasgow Science Centre, and a host of local spaces around Scotland. It held technical skills events at renewable energy sites at Whitelee Windfarm, […]

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For PICTs, expanding and modernising their energy sector is vital since the limited availability of energy constrains human and economic development. Insufficient and unreliable power supplies can limit industrial production, while the lack of modern energy services can prevent the realisation of basic human needs, such as education, health, and communication. Furthermore, access to energy […]

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