WEBINAR: Energy Access as a Driver of Gender Equality
The Clean Cooking Alliance invites you to participate in a live webinar with Duke University on Thursday, August 27th at 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST). The webinar will share insights from a recent report by Duke University researchers on the linkages between energy access as a driver of gender equality. The speakers will discuss the empirical evidence in support of the claim that clean cookstoves and fuels, as well as electrification, contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls).
Women and girls in developing countries manage most household cooking needs. It seems logical that they would be impacted most by solid fuel use. As the primary cooks, women spend more time in the home than men, and therefore are more likely to be exposed to inefficient stoves. In addition to the health burden, women lose time traveling long distances for solid fuel collection. This decreases available time for education, income-generating activities, and more.
Energy access offers a solution. Clean cooking access reduces household air pollution and decreases the amount of time women must spend collecting fuel for cooking. Electricity access reduces the time women must spend on chores and, in the case, of lighting, creates time at night that women can use for a number of activities. Given these benefits, it seems logical that energy access could benefit women and girls more than men and boys. This webinar draws on a systematic review completed by Duke University’s Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) to ask, “what is the evidence?”
The webinar will reserve time for Q&A.
- Shivangi Jain, Research Associate, Duke University
- Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, PhD, Oak Distinguished Professor of Environmental and Energy Policy, Duke University
- Forrest Robinette, Research Associate, Duke University
To register for this webinar, click here.