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Gender Integration with Climate Fund Managers

Burundi, Cameroon, Djibouti, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Nigeria, Philippines, Uganda, Vietnam
August 2018 -September 2019

KIT Royal Tropical Institute supported Climate Fund Managers (CFM) to integrate gender into their investment process. KIT conducted desk-based gender assessments of the renewable energy sector in 14 countries across African and Asia. Guided by this assessment, KIT worked with CFM to develop a gender integration action plan for CFM’s Climate Investor One financing facility.

KIT also delivered a gender awareness workshop for CFM staff and supported them to develop a gender policy. Research focused on the renewable energy sector in Burundi, Cameroon, Djibouti, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Nigeria, Philippines, Uganda, and Vietnam.

A Malawian woman prepares a traditional dish, a maize paste and the staple food.

Addressing ‘energy poverty’ with renewable energy investments

Energy poverty is a critical challenge facing the international development community. Worldwide, billions of people have inadequate and unreliable access to basic energy services and rely on traditional bio-mass fuels. Moreover, while both poor women and men suffer from energy poverty, women are disproportionately affected.

Renewable energy investments have the potential to address energy poverty, particularly among women. But to do so, the investment process needs to be gender-responsible. That means that gendered risks and appropriate mitigation measures need to be identified to ensure that the investments will not harm women end-users, women workers or women community members.

KIT’s work included the following activities:

Services delivered

  • Applied research

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute addresses development challenges at local, regional and global levels through research that generates new insights and knowledge in our areas of expertise: health, sustainable economic development and gender.

  • Policy & Programme Design

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute operates at the intersection of theory and practice and between policy and implementation, translating good intentions into meaningful social and economic impact.

  • Education, training and coaching

    There is probably no better contribution towards sustainable development than investing in people and building capacities at all levels. KIT Royal Tropical Institute plays a major role in this by offering a range of education and capacity building services, from formal education at masters level to client-oriented training and coaching support. Our training and coaching programmes are tailor-made to address the unique objectives and capacities of the requesting organisation

  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Impact Assessment

    Monitoring, evaluation, and impact assessment are powerful tools to assess health, social, and economic impact. They allow us to learn what works and why. Our expertise and track record in these areas make us well-equipped to evaluate your work. 

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