Analysis of the Gender Dimension in the Green Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Africa

Hartl Kiyuvo, Judith, Kachumi, Nambula, Phiri, Lelemba, Khambata, Rizwaan, Tambo, Erick G., Nguedia, Axel and Kanyepi, Tarisai (2023). Analysis of the Gender Dimension in the Green Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Africa. United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security.

Document type:
Report
Collection:

Metadata
Documents
Versions
Statistics
  • Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UNU Collections credentials)
    Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
    Gender_report_FINAL.pdf Gender report_FINAL.pdf application/pdf 11.96MB
  • Sub-type Research report
    Author Hartl Kiyuvo, Judith
    Kachumi, Nambula
    Phiri, Lelemba
    Khambata, Rizwaan
    Tambo, Erick G.
    Nguedia, Axel
    Kanyepi, Tarisai
    Title Analysis of the Gender Dimension in the Green Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Africa
    Publication Date 2023-09
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security
    Pages 73
    Language eng
    Abstract Women entrepreneurs in Africa play a pivotal role in driving sustainable development, constituting a significant portion of the continent's self-employed population. However, despite their critical contributions, they face persistent challenges, particularly within the green sector. This report investigates the unique hurdles faced by women entrepreneurs in green innovation, including limited access to markets, finance, networks, and supportive policies. The report highlights the multifaceted challenges encountered by women entrepreneurs, such as gender biases, limited market information, and cultural norms that hinder decision-making authority. Furthermore, the existing support mechanisms aimed at nurturing women's green entrepreneurship, focusing on capacity building, networking, access to finance and markets, policy support, and research and development initiatives are examined. To address these challenges effectively, a comprehensive approach that recognizes women's diverse roles across the green ecosystem is outlined with interventions at each stage of the entrepreneurial journey, including business formation, validation, and growth. These interventions encompass increased pre-seed financing, mentorship programs, innovative funding mechanisms, and gender-inclusive market access initiatives. Through collaboration among stakeholders including governments, businesses, investors, and support organizations, the importance of prioritizing women's participation in Africa's green economy is underscored. By implementing targeted strategies and fostering an enabling environment, the full potential of women entrepreneurs can be unlocked, driving inclusive and sustainable growth across the continent's green sector.
    UNBIS Thesaurus AFRICA
    ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    Keyword Green innovation
    Gender dimension
    Copyright Holder United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security
    Copyright Year 2023
    Copyright type All rights reserved
  • Versions
    Version Filter Type
  • Citation counts
    Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
    Access Statistics: 52 Abstract Views, 8 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
    Created: Wed, 06 Mar 2024, 20:19:00 JST by Aarti Basnyat on behalf of UNU EHS