Natural Resources Management

Opening Doors: Mapping the Landscape for Sustainable Energy, Gender Diversity & Social Inclusion

This report focuses on 45 countries where there are significant challenges in providing sustainable energy services to all, including access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. This report highlights 10 promising projects are examples of success; but to go beyond incremental improvement to wide-scale success, far bigger shifts are needed towards approaches that integrate gender equality, social inclusion, and women’s empowerment.

Participatory Gender Training for Community Groups

Any intervention in a village requires strong community support. This cannot be trained or tick marked, as it is not easily measurable. Underlying every community and household is constant change. Male out-migration changes women’s work load, their mobility and need to speak up for their family. However, their agency might be restricted by gendered norms. Social change, the change of norms, rules, and relations, is a long-term process.

Improving Gender Equity in Irrigation- Application of a Tool to Promote Learning and Performance in Malawi and Uzbekistan

This paper provides a brief synthesis of research conducted on gender in irrigation, and the tools and frameworks used in the past to promote improvement for women in on-farm agricultural water management. It then presents results from the pilot of the Gender in Irrigation Learning and Improvement Tool (GILIT) in locations in Malawi and Uzbekistan in 2015.

Rice–rice and rice–shrimp production: A gender perspective on labour, time use and access to technologies and services in southern Viet Nam

This case study analyses and compares the role of women and men in two production systems dominated by rice–rice (double cropping) and rice–shrimp. It assesses the gender division of labour, time use and work burden, and reviews the access to and adoption of labour-saving technologies and services. The research draws attention to the importance of making women’s labour contribution visible as this affects many of the production constraints they face.

Gender and Generation in Engagements with Oil Palm in East Kalimantan, Indonesia: Insights from Feminist Political Ecology

Across many parts of Indonesia, investment in oil palm has brought accelerated forms of land acquisition and market engagement for communities, signalling far-reaching implications for equity and well-being of current and future generations. This paper uses a conjunctural feminist political ecology approach to explore gendered and generational engagements with oil palm in Indonesia.

Gender Issues in Biogas Promotion and Use in Kenya: A preliminary review

This review has been undertaken in the context of preparation of a concept note for the Kenya dairy NAMA. Biogas promotion is one of the project components. Mitigation actions should aim to achieve greater, more effective, sustainable, and equitable climate change results, outcomes and impacts; ensure that women and men have equal opportunity to contribute to,

What Happens after Technology Adoption? Gendered Aspects of Small-Scale Irrigation Technologies in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania

This paper complements the gender and technology adoption literature by shifting attention to what happens after adoption of a technology. Understanding the expected benefits and costs of adoption from the perspective of women users can help explain the technology adoption rates that are observed and why technology adoption is often not sustained in the longer term.

Energizing Equality: The importance of integrating gender equality principles in national energy policies and frameworks

This assessment has been conducted to identify and understand the degree to which gender considerations have been addressed in energy policies, plans and strategies worldwide. Findings offer insights into the ways in which governments are recognizing gender considerations in the context of their energy policymaking and planning and trends with respect to key cross-cutting gender issues and regional comparisons.

Authors: Maria Prebble and Ana Rojas

Status of Gender, Vulnerabilities and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

The paper looks at a range of materials in order to develop a better understanding of how communities in general and women more particularly impacted, are coping with and adapting to their changing circumstances; the lessons that community-based adaptations from the wider South Asian region offer for helping to mitigate adverse conditions; the state of climate adaptation policies, national and local action plans (NAPAs and LAPAs) of countries of the HKH; and, finally, identifies research gaps

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