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Thematic Areas

INFRASTRUCTURE

ICCASA Infrastructure Projects

  • Identifying underlying vulnerabilities and root causes of structural inequities.
  • Working toward more gender-sensitive transportation that prioritizes women’s and disabled perspectives through participatory planning
  • Improve the gender balance of planning and decision-making bodies at different administrative scales technical infrastructure systems - by recognizing which women and which men participate, and who it is that they do or do not represent.
  • Providing high-quality and rigorous gender analyses to inform the design, sustainability and finance of infrastructure projects
  • Identifying existing gender-transformative Infrastructure adaptation programs.

Energy 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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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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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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Energy Projects

The global transition of energy systems to more sustainable forms of production as a means of mitigating the effects of climate change has gendered implications. Energy access has differential impacts on women and men with each gender facing differential gendered barriers including challenges in securing electricity connections and delays in connections. Therefore, gender mainstreaming in electrification will involve examining health and livelihood impacts related to construction, hiring practices, decision-making and energy needs.
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