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Insights into gendered energy care work and epistemic injustice from Zanzibar’s Solar Mamas programme

The Solar Mamas programme for energy transition in Zanzibar, Tanzania, has been analysed through a combined lens of care and epistemic injustice. The case study illustrates that interventions that centre energy care work and its gendered dimensions in locally led energy-transition initiatives can disrupt established gender norms and produce better project outcomes.

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Fig. 1: The combined lens of care and epistemic injustice.


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This is a summary of: Michael, K. & Ahlborg, H. A conceptual analysis of gendered energy care work and epistemic injustice through a case study of Zanzibar’s Solar Mamas. Nat. Energy (2024).

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