Gender Mainstreaming in the Pakistan Domestic Biogas Programme

Mainstreaming Gender in Energy Projects Knowledge Products

In 2007 ENERGIA started with its strategy to mainstream gender in energy projects. We worked with seven energy projects on gender mainstreaming. The projects varied from rural electrification programs to biogas to cook stove projects. Some were household energy projects, others also had a strong focus on energy entrepreneurship. The countries we worked in were Botswana, Kenya, Pakistan, the Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania.

The strategy produced a body of first-hand experiences that show the positive impacts energy access projects/markets have on the livelihoods of poor men and women. In addition ENERGIA developed a Practical Handbook that provides guidance, practical tools and examples for energy projects that want to systematically mainstream gender.

This case study is a result from this strategy.