The Energy - Gender Nexus

A case study among Urban and Peri-urban Female Headed Households (FHHs) in Arba-Minch Town, Southern Ethiopia

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Access to basic energy services to Urban and Peri-urban Female Headed Households (FHHs) is an important issue that requires far more attention from policy makers in order to alleviate poverty. The increasing scarcity and costs of household energy has an adverse effect on the livelihoods of the FHHs who are limited in their ability to utilize energy for anything more than satisfying basic needs. This study aimed at investigating the nexus of cooking energy use and gender in the urban area and identifies the demographic and socioeconomic determinants in the overall domestic cooking behavior of urban FHHs.


Ahmed Mustofa


The author was born in Ethiopia on 13th May l973. He attended his higher education at Addis Ababa University (AAU) & was awarded MA in Geography & Environmental Studies, and PhD in Socio-economic Development Planning and Environment. The author is currently teaching courses and engaging in research works at Mizan-Tepi University (MTU), Ethiopia.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


Gender, Energy poverty, cooking fuels, Energy switching, Fuel Stacking, FHHs, Arba-Minch, Southern Ethiopia

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TECHNOLOGY / Electricity