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Title:The gender-energy nexus in Eastern and Southern Africa
Editors:Mihyo, Paschal B.ISNI
Mukuna, Truphena E.
Year:2015
Pages:303
Language:English
City:Addis Ababa
Publisher:Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA)
ISBN:9994455842; 9789994455843; 9994455966; 9789994455966
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Zimbabwe
Ethiopia
Tanzania
Kenya
Swaziland - Eswatini
Sudan
Subjects:energy policy
gender
wind energy
solar energy
hydroelectricity
fuels
environmental management
Abstract:The Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in Eastern and Southern Africa have been developing new energy policies and programmes aimed at reaching the UN goal of 'Clean energy for all by 2030'. The regional policies have been domesticated by member states of the RECs. Implementation programmes launched at national level are robust and producing results. Both in the policies and implementation programmes, gender issues have, however, not featured prominently. Noting this deficit, the Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa called for researchers to assess the extent to which energy policies in Eastern and Southern Africa have taken gender issues on board. This book is the product of that project. Contents: Introduction (Paschal B. Mihyo); The gender-energy nexus in Zimbabwe (Charles Mutasa); Gender-energy nexus in Ethiopia: an analytical review (Alemu Tolemariam and Dejene Mamo); The gender-energy nexus in Tanzania: assessing rural electrification in the context of gender mainstreaming among women (Henry M. Kigodi and Japhace Poncian); Towards a gender transformative agenda? A critique of gender mainstreaming in energy policy in Kenya (Moses A. Osiro); Community perspectives on the demand, availability and accessibility of energy resources in Swaziland: a case study of Sinceni on deforestation (Londiwe D. Hlophe and Musa M.A. Dube); Gender equity and household decision-making in alternative energy technologies adoption: a case of access to biogas technology in central Tanzania (Anna Wawa); Cooking fuel in Sudan: utilisation patterns, health hazards and cleaner fuel adoption (Yahia O. Adam); Turning challenges into opportunities in household energy demand: women 'Tiftif' makers in Yeka sub-city, Addis Ababa (Betelhem Ephrem); Gender-sensitive clean energy technologies for sustainable development amongst pastoralist Maasai communities, Kenya (Truphena E. Mukuna); Bridging the gender gap in access to energy in East Africa: a needs-based approach (Paschal B. Mihyo); Conclusions and recommendations (Truphena E. Mukuna). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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