Lessons from creating access to low-cost solar water heaters as the basis for the first gender-sensitive Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in Georgia
The purpose of this case study is to present the findings of the practical implementation of solar warm water heaters as a new and specifically adapted technology to rural Georgian communities, and its gender implications. The Case Study will conclude with recommendations of how the successful spreading of solar heating can be scaled up through the rural areas of Georgia, creating increased wellbeing, gender equality and climate efficiency, whilst reducing poverty and environmental damage. The recommendations stand at the basis of the proposed “gender-equitable National Appropriate Mitigation Action” which has been developed by WECF and its Georgian NGO partners, in cooperation with the Georgian Ministry of Environment. The gender-sensitive NAMA plans the installation of solar water heaters and energy efficient stoves for at least 10-20,000 rural households in Georgia.