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


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.