Date: May 03, 2017 at 1:30 PM GMT Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3724766445296304642 ABSTRACT: Over the last 4 years, World Resource Institute, a global research organization, and Vizzuality, a missio
With a national electrification rate of an estimated 40 per cent and with certain rural areas having an electrification rate as low as 6 per cent, the time is ripe in The Gambia for the Rural Electrification with Renewable Energy (RE) Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA). A number of building blocks have already been put in place in the country. The 2013 Renewable Energy Act provides the framework for both on and off-grid renewable energy tariffs and net metering, as well as establishing a national RE Fund.
TRY Oyster Women’s Association empowers a highly marginalized and economically vulnerable segment of Gambian society. The Association is an established group of 500 female oyster harvesters, with organized leadership, from 15 villages in the Greater Banjul area of The Gambia. It is creating positive change and economic transformation in local villages. Rather than struggling individually, as they once did, women harvesters are now part of a flourishing and widely recognized local enterprise.
Summary: This article examines the gender ramifications of an export-led strategy in fisheries in The Gambia. Commercial expansion of the fisheries sector could help to lift many Gambians from poverty and, in particular, women. Yet, without a built-in gender perspective, the promotion of fish exports in The Gambia could in some cases actually exacerbate inequality between men and women\
TRY Oyster Women’s Association brings together 500 female oyster harvesters from 15 villages in the Greater Banjul area. Harvesters are grouped into cooperatives where they exchange sustainable oyster harvesting techniques and receive training in small-scale enterprise development. These cooperatives have ensured access to appropriate equipment and technologies, set higher standards for working and sanitary conditions, and helped to coordinate the processing, packaging and marketing of oysters.