Gender dynamics and solar electricity: lessons from Tanzania

2020
Page count
71
pages
Description

This report presents a case study of how women and men in rural Tanzania are affected differently by the arrival of off-grid electricity in their homes, and the extent to which access contributes towards women’s empowerment. It aims to inform work by enterprises, as well as funders and policy makers so that women in Tanzania and beyond are meaningfully included in the sustainable energy transition. In order to do this, our study tests assumptions about the impact of household solar technologies on women’s lives so that companies can ensure their products and services are inclusive and avoid reinforcing gender inequality.

Publisher
Ashden, IKEA Foundation, DFID, Institute of Development Studies, The Economic and Social Research Foundation in Tanzania
Publish date
Language of publication
English
Region/Country
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country
Tanzania
IB topics
BoP as customer
Gender
Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
Energy