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Thematic Areas

Energy Projects

ICCASA Energy Projects

  • Assessment on energy, climate change and gender in Africa, with a view to developing appropriate gender responsive policy responses.
  • Promote clean energy use and management with a gender focus. Climate change impacts have strong poverty and gender implications, but mitigation of climate change by using clean energy technologies has the potential to create new private sector opportunities and to reduce labor demands on women.
  • Promote clean energy use and management with a gender focus. Climate change impacts have strong poverty and gender implications, but mitigation of climate change by using clean energy technologies has the potential to create new private sector opportunities and to reduce labor demands on women.
  • Capacity building of parliamentarians and advocating for gender responsive and climate resilient energy policies squestions and advocating
  • Developing, compiling, and disseminating practical tools, information, and methodologies to facilitate the integration of gender into policy and programming.

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Agriculture Projects

In Africa, the agricultural sector accounts for about 15% of total GDP, however it ranges from below 3% in Botswana and South Africa to more than 50% in Chad, implying a diverse range of economic structures. Agriculture employs more than half of the total labour force and within the rural population, provides a livelihood for multitudes of small-scale producers. A smallholder farm constitutes approximately 80% of all farms and employs about 175 million people directly. In many of the African countries, women comprise at least half of the labour force.
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Infrastructure Projects

Climate change is expected to have costly consequences for infrastructure, basic services, housing, livelihoods, and well-being. The vulnerability infrastructure to extreme weather events results from dense populations and the varying resilience of the infrastructure. That vulnerability is experienced most severely by already marginalized people and the safety of women and children causes particular concern. The climate change effects on infrastructure are likely to affect women, men and children in different ways and adaptive responses are also unevenly sufficient. Therefore, adaptation through climate-resilient infrastructure planning mechanisms will be a key strategy to support gender-equitable outcomes.
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Health Projects

Climate change impacts mortality and morbidity through the effects of high temperatures and heat waves, as well as through the effects of natural disasters, such as more severe storms or floods. Gendered impacts of natural disasters suggest that females are more likely to be killed by natural disasters and/or are systematically killed at younger ages than males due to poorer economic status. The gender gap in mortality grows as the magnitude of the disaster increases, implying that as climate change breeds stronger droughts and storms, women and girls will be disproportionately affected.
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Water Projects

Water scarcity in Africa is predicted to reach dangerously high levels by 2025. It is estimated that about two-third of the world's population may suffer from fresh water shortage by 2025. The main causes of water scarcity in Africa are physical and economic scarcity, rapid population growth, and climate change. Water scarcity is the lack of fresh water resources to meet the standard water demand. Although Sub-Saharan Africa has a plentiful supply of rainwater; it is seasonal and unevenly distributed, leading to frequent floods and droughts. Additionally, prevalent economic development and poverty issues, compounded with rapid population growth and rural-urban migration have rendered Sub-Saharan Africa as the world's poorest and least developed region.
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