Information is power: data is key to closing gender gaps in energy access in Kenya

Gender-specific data, especially detailed information on how women and men use financial resources, is needed to improve interventions geared to closing the gender gap in energy access, the African Development Bank said during a recent webinar on strengthening gender mainstreaming in Kenya’s energy sector. The Bank has been engaging policy makers in Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania through the release of a series of gender and energy country briefs. The briefs provide recommendations to government policymakers and other stakeholders to […]

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Uganda: Push for women’s access to energy will boost economic participation and gender equality

Uganda is implementing initiatives to enhance women’s access to clean energy in the form of energy-efficient cooking stoves and home lighting solutions, which will accelerate progress toward gender equality and increase women’s participation in the economy. At a virtual workshop held on 23 February, Uganda’s Minister of State for Energy and Mineral Development Simon D’Ujanga said the ministry was pushing ahead with initiatives to expand women’s access to clean energy solutions and tackle gender violence. The event, organised by the […]

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