Productive Uses of Energy and Gender in the Street Food Sector in Rwanda, South Africa and Senegal
Not only is the street food sector (SFS) an essential source of daily food for the poor and a taste experience for tourists, it is an important source of income for the hawkers, vendors, traders and entrepreneurs that operate street food enterprises, especially for women who dominate this sector in many countries.
This research is focussed on the gendered use of energy in the street food sector in Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa. ENERGIA explores the links between use of modern energy services (MESs) and empowerment of men and women in the street food sector. Since the causality of clean and renewable energy development and gender equality are context-driven, the report also focus on the contextual factors influencing energy use and strategies in the street food sector.