- 21st July 2022
To bridge the gender gaps throughout the energy supply chain and in decision-making groups, Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS), ENERGIA, EnDev, Hivos and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), launched the Gender and Energy Innovation Facility (GEIF) in July 2020. The Facility supports pilot projects in Kenya, Tanzania and Nepal that develop, test and evaluate innovative approaches to address the persistent gender energy challenges. Read more about how the “Gender and Energy Innovation Facility” supported innovation in the energy sector in Kenya, Tanzania and Nepal through the following blog series by the ENERGIA team.
Investing in a cleaner and greener future led by inspirational women
Read about how the “Gender and Energy Innovation Facility” supported innovation in the Kenyan energy sector with a focus on women empowerment.
Challenging gender norms through innovation in clean energy
The second blog provides a review of the pilot projects funded by the “Gender and Energy Innovation Facility” in Tanzania.
Breaking the energy chains: From exploitation to nurturing of trees
This blog dives deeper into the experiences of one of the Kenyan pilot phase projects, hallmarked by its remarkable experience along the innovation journey and its commitment to empower women via access to cleaner energy.
Men: To the kitchen! Going digital to influence the next generation in gender and energy
What if changing gendered stereotypes about household roles and enhancing access to clean cooking for women could start by having men in the kitchen? This blog summarises part of the innovation journey tested by Nukta Africa, a media agency in Tanzania that was awarded a grant under the GEIF.
Tackling climate change and upskilling women through innovation in clean energy
Nepal was the last country where we launched the Gender & Energy Innovation Facility. From women-led one-stop shops for repairing e-stoves to lokta paper industry and solar energy, read more about the innovation explored in the areas of gender & energy.
Creating female-led one-stop clean cooking shops in Nepal
This article dives deeper into the experience of one of the GEIF Nepalese projects that stood out for its outstanding commitment to identify and implement innovative solutions that empower women in the energy field.
Key learnings and findings from the “Gender and Energy Innovation Facility
This blog discusses the key learnings and findings from the “Gender and Energy Innovation Facility” which supported pilot projects in Kenya, Tanzania and Nepal that developed, tested and evaluated innovative approaches to address the persistent gender energy challenges in three thematic areas:
i) gender and energy entrepreneurship and employment,
ii) gender and energy in the care economy, and
iii) gender in energy policy and practice.
Featured image, top: Assembling the solar panel unit (image credit: Wilson Okwako Ombisi).