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Empower women to champion use of clean renewable energy

Women in Uganda are excessively responsible for household duties such as fetching firewood for heating, lighting and cooking.

Most women, particularly those in rural areas, depend on natural resources. However, because of climate change challenges such as drought, deforestation and unreliable rainfall, these women are unable to access the natural resources. In fact most of the households still depend on kerosene as a source of lighting. This source of energy imposes health implications, respiratory problems and contains hydrocarbons that contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere,causing global warming.

Although the energy sector has progressively improved, there is still an energy crisis. A significantly small percentage of renewable energy can be reported. World Bank’s global tracking framework report indicates that renewable energy accounted for only 18 percent of the global energy mix in 2015.

Read more: Daily Monitor

 


 

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