Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Lebanon cover

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.3

Country: Arab region, Lebanese Republic

Publication Type: Information material

Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination

Focus Area: Natural resource sustainability

Initiatives: REGEND

SDGs: Agenda 2030

Keywords: Agriculture, Arab countries, Climate change, Education, Employment, Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Equality, Gender mainstreaming, Social integration, Renewable energy sources, Rural areas, Women, Technical cooperation, Gender and renewable energy

Study on gender mainstreaming, social inclusion, human rights processes and outcomes of access to energy in targeted local communities in Lebanon

January 2020

This report was developed within the REGEND (Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region) framework with an assessment to guide REGEND’s future activities in the country.

The report presents the findings of a detailed review and analysis of gender issues associated with energy services in Lebanon. It calls attention to the challenges and barriers rural women face in employment and entrepreneurship in energy sectors. It also highlights the potential for gender mainstreaming and identifies opportunities to support the local private sector, and to promote and expand the use of small-scale renewable energy technologies, while emphasizing the environmental and climate benefits associated with them. The report also provided recommendations on the pilot rural community/communities - Akkar El-Atika and Chaqdouf in the Governorate of Akkar– where most of REGEND’s activities will be conducted.

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