Gender Mainstreaming in SCODE ICS Project
As part “Gender Mainstreaming into Energy Access Projects and Markets” strategy, ENERGIA aims to begin to incorporate gender awareness into energy projects by providing technical and financial assistance to mainstream gender approaches in SCODE’ existing energy access project in Kenya. The gender mainstreaming exercise was planned to be dovetailed into SCODE’s on-going project processes. This means that at each stage of the project cycle, the gender mainstreaming team would make specific interventions into the process, to ensure that gender concerns are not inadvertently overlooked. More info...
Case Studies on Gender and Energy
The seed-funding activity supported the publication of the following case studies:
Smoke Reduction Project Kadibo, Kenya
“Buy a wood stove? what a joke – why should I pay money - a shallow hole in the ground and three stones is all I need and there – I have a stove!” This is the attitude that energy entrepreneurs have to contend with in selling a variety of cooking stoves. There is no doubt that they are risk takers as several of them are surmounting the obstacles and are making viable commercial businesses in stove sales. More info...
Adoption of multi-purpose Rocket Stoves in Lanet Division: Scaling up uptake through women's participation
Where the majority of the households and medium-sized institutions in Kenya are still using the traditional three stones for cooking and heating, the project described in this case study acknowledged the difficulty of introducing new technologies within communities. More info...
Intellectual Property Rights and Innovations
Until recently, little attention was given to the new technologies, management practices and institutions communities have developed themselves – to “local innovation”. This refers to the dynamics of indigenous knowledge – the knowledge that has developed over time within a social group incorporating both learning from the experience of earlier generations and knowledge that has been gained in the meantime from whatever source and has been fully internalized within local ways of thinking and doing. The need to enhance local innovation is because diversity requires locally specific practices and rapidly changing conditions requires local capacities to adapt quickly. More info...
Impacts of climate change on gender and energy: Case of Olangabobo village in Narok County
Climate change is considered to be the most serious threat to sustainable development, globally, regionally and locally. Impacts of climate change are affecting many sectors such as environment, human health, food security, economic activities, natural resources and physical infrastructure. More info...
Kenya Gender and Energy Network National Workshop
The three-day National Training Workshop on Concepts in Gender and Energy Planning was organized by the Kenya Gender and Energy Network (KGEN) in November 2010. KGEN is a member of ENERGIA (International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy), which links individuals and groups concerned with gender. The workshop brought together a total of 31 participants including 20 women and 11 men. More info..
Strengthening the Kenya Gender & Energy Network
In this project ENERGIA, Hivos and Practical Action Kenya partnered to strengthen the Kenya Gender and Energy Network (KGEN) via seed funding. The duration of this project was July 2010 and June 2011. The main activities carried out in this project were: establishment of the KGEN secretariat; gender awareness training for energy practitioners; identification of gender gaps in the Kenyan Rural Energy Act (REA); creation of a popular version of the gender audit of the Kenya energy policy. More info..
Established in 2000, ENERGIA Africa is a network of men and women whose common goal is to create equal opportunity and access to relevant energy resources for the poor.