An Assessment Of Gender And Energy In Kenya: The Underlying Issues


Malonza, Rosemary, and Mildren Lumayo Fedha. 2015. "An Assessment Of Gender And Energy In Kenya: The Underlying Issues." International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research 4 (9): 137-153.

Authors: Rosemary Malonza, Mildren Lumayo Fedha


Despite concerted efforts by the government and non-state actors to improve access to modern energy resources and services in Kenya, women‘s energy needs have remained largely unrecognized in most national policies, planning processes and development efforts. This has led to negative implications on their health, education and livelihoods. This study employed desk review research design in analyzing secondary data. The study found that Kenya has made some progress in gender and energy with specific policies and strategies. However, low implementation has slowed down the progress. The study concludes that Kenya is yet to achieve gender and energy goals.

Keywords: gender, energy, MDGs, poverty, Kenya

Topics: Education, Gender, Women, Gender Mainstreaming, Health, Infrastructure, Energy, Livelihoods Regions: Africa, East Africa Countries: Kenya

Year: 2015

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