When There is No Kerosene…

Traditionally, women’s use of energy revolves around domestic chores, particularly for cooking and lighting. Changes in energy subsidy policies often force energy (petrol and kerosene) prices to go up, affecting the way women access, use and experience energy in their households. For instance, in January and May 2016, Nigeria’s pricing body that regulates the price…

The National Clean Cookstove Scheme: The Challenges Within

The National Clean Cookstove Scheme (NCCS) is an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria aimed at improving the health of rural women, creating wealth and saving the environment through the distribution of cleaner cooking fuels. Though laudable in terms of project design and core objectives, several questions regarding the implementation of the NCCS remain.…

PHOTOSPEAK: Kerosene Queues Tell the Story of Women’s Energy Poverty

    Forte Oil, Capital Oil and Total PLC have started selling kerosene at N50 per litre at their pump stations in Lagos. Dejection. Exhaustion. Fatigue. Exasperating optimism. These adjectives and many more are insufficient to describe the expression on the faces of tens of thousands of citizens, predominantly women with babies strapped on their…

Gender & Energy Talkshow on Morning TV Program

“What has gender got to do with energy?” That is exactly the first question Eno Alfred, the Cool TV presenter asked. We are always asked this question on online spaces, especially on the social media where Spaces for Change (S4C) facilitates regular online conversations on critical public policy issues affecting the Nigerian energy sector. Expanding this conversation…