Development Marketplace 2018: Assessing the long-term impacts of Individual-Agency-Centered Training (I-ACT) - an empowerment training intervention - on gender based violence and household energy use in humanitarian settings in Rwanda

Project Summary

This study proposes to understand the long-term impacts and the potential pathways through which an integrated behavioral intervention focused on personal and economic empowerment and efficient and clean cooking technology use can impact gender based violence in a refugee camp setting. Due to the need to halt deforestation of surrounding communities, Rwanda will be instituting a ban on firewood use for cooking in the coming year. This will be accompanied by access to cleaner cookstoves and fuels that will necessitate significant behavior change.

Country: Rwanda

Lead agency: Fundación Plan International España

PIs: Dr. Anita Shankar, Naira Kalra, Lameck Habumugisha and Luis García La Moneda

Poster:
Assessing the long-term impacts of empowerment training on gender based violence and household energy use in humanitarian settings in Rwanda