Renewable Energy

Topics: Rice, Renewable energy, Gender Pages: 61 (17538 words) Published: September 7, 2008
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GENDER AND RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE PHILIPPINES:
A community-based microhydro project in Kalinga and a PV-battery charging station in Southern Leyte1
Feri G. Lumampao, Victoria Lopez and Lisa Go
APPROTECH ASIA
(The Asian Alliance of Appropriate Technology Practitioners, Inc.) G/F, Philippine Social Development Center Building
Magallanes corner Real Street, Intramuros
Manila 1002, Philippines
E-mail address: info@approtech.org
1 This report is an output of the Collaborative Research Group on Gender and Energy (CRGGE) with support from the ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) KaR research project R8346 on “Gender as a Key Variable in Energy Interventions.” For more information and other publications of the CRGGE and the DFID project, see www.energia.org/crgge. 2

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Abstract .................................................................................................................................................... 4 Acknowledgements.................................................................................................................................. 6 Executive Summary ................................................................................................................................. 7 The Study’s Focus and Methods Used.................................................................................................. 7 Women’s participation in the projects .................................................................................................. 7 Some Benefits and Impacts of the Renewable Energy Projects ........................................................... 8 Recommendations................................................................................................................................ 9 1 Introduction.................................................................................................................................... 10 1.1 Background/Rationale............................................................................................................. 10 1.1.1 Gender roles .................................................................................................................... 11 1.1.2 Preview to the case studies and report structure ............................................................. 11 2 Methodology.................................................................................................................................. 12 2.1 Framework of the study .......................................................................................................... 12 2.2 Areas where renewable energy impacts.................................................................................. 13 2.3 Community-based development perspective .......................................................................... 13 2.4 Case study approach................................................................................................................ 13 2.5 Limitations of the study .......................................................................................................... 13 3 The case studies .............................................................................................................................. 15 3.1 Case study 1: Microhydro power project in Tinglayan, Kalinga............................................ 15 3.1.1 Characteristics of the study area ..................................................................................... 15 3.1.2 Productive Work ............................................................................................................. 18 3.1.3 The intervention .............................................................................................................. 22 3.1.4 The community-based...
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