Linkages Between Women and Energy Sector in Bangladesh

A Gender Perception Is not just Pertinent, but Vigorous, in Forming Bangladesh’s Energy Future
  • Sakib Bin AminEmail author
  • Saanjaana Rahman


Energy and women can be interrelated in many ways. The nature of the energy resource base, the features of the household, the effectiveness of energy policy and the position of women in the households can affect the relationship between energy and women. Women are usually deprived in Bangladesh regarding ownership and access to land, natural resources, credit, information and decision-making, at all levels. The energy industry is one of the most gender imbalanced sectors across the world. This hinders the development process of the developing and transition countries. Since the goal of Bangladesh government is to ensure everyone has access to sustainable energy, it is important for policymakers to understand the crucial and vital connection between gender and sustainable energy. To bridge the gender knowledge gap of macro energy projects, an initiative needs to be taken to unite mitigation practitioners to share optimum practices and insights into mainstreaming gender in the renewable energy sector. Incorporating gender perspectives into energy projects, policy and planning are essential to ensuring their effectiveness.


Gender Women Rural Energy Bangladesh Development Cooking Renewable Policy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Business and EconomicsNorth South UniversityDhakaBangladesh

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