This working brief was prepared by an Msc student from the University of Edinburgh after conducting field research on gender equity, charcoal and the value chain in western Kenya under the PISCES project. Using focus group discussions and interviews with stakeholders across the charcoal value chain, the research considers the role gender constructs play in allowing men and women to participate in particular activities. This has important repercussions as the charcoal industry moves towards formalisation in relation to income earning opportunities for women.
Delahunty-Pike, A. Gender Equity, Charcoal and the Value Chain in Western Kenya. Practical Action Consulting, (2012) 16 pp.