Case Study

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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This case study identifies good practices and lessons learned about including gender in a project designed to sensitize communities about the importance of securing land rights, build capacity of customary land secretariats, and provide alternative dispute resolution training to traditional authorities in the Northern Region of Ghana.

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Many studies have shown the benefits to women of secure rights to land: when their rights are secure, their status in the community and within the household can increase, their income can increase, and they and their families are less likely to be underweight or malnourished. It is crucial, therefore, that women be consulted and empowered in order to ensure that they benefit from collective land tenure reforms.

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This study provides insight into the successes and shortcomings of the response to women’s needs in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. In order to inform future action, this report highlights the importance of gender-responsive emergency response and long-term recovery processes. Finally, this study offers a resource to policymakers and practitioners for implementing and mainstreaming gender-responsive perspectives and policies.

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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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