Scoping study on the productive use of energy in informal food preparation and processing sectors in Rwanda (ENERGIA Gender and Energy Research Programme)

11/09/2015

The University of Twente in the Netherlands, together with its partners University of Cape Town, in South Africa, MARGE, in the Netherlands, and ENDA, in Senegal, is carrying out a four-year project (2015-2018) on DFID funding. The research focuses on the productive uses of energy in the informal food preparation and processing sectors in enterprises broadly classified as micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs); the study aims to provide empirical, quantitative, gendered, and independently generated understanding of the topic in three African countries: South Africa, Senegal, and Rwanda. 

MARGE and its local partner IB&C carried out in July-August 2015 the first phase of the project in Rwanda, consisting in a scoping analysis of the national environment, a literature review, and the testing of the survey methodology for the collection of preliminary results.