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Title: Women, Energy and Water in the Himalayas – Incorporating the Needs and Roles of Women in Water and Energy Management Project Learning
Author: Sharma, B. and Banskota, K.
Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Year: 2005
Publisher: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Abstracts:  Water and energy are essential resources for human survival and well-being, mountain women in the Himalayas are finding it increasingly difficult to meet their daily water and energy needs in a sustainable manner. The paper documents the learnings from ‘Capacity Building of Women for Energy and Water Management in the Rural Areas of the Himalayas’, by ICIMOD. It attempts to draw attention towards interventions that can empower women to meet their water and energy needs in a way that frees them from excessive, time-consuming drudgery and allows them to increase their income and improve their status in society.

 

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