Coffee shop owner making coffee in Wukro, Ethiopia; Credit: Zoë Johnson/REACH

27 January 2020

ECR Feature | Does entrepreneurship mean empowerment for young women bunabéts (coffee house) owners in Wukro, Ethiopia?

As part of this Early Career Feature, Zoë Johnson discusses insights from her research exploring how processes of social, economic, and political change in Ethiopia shape young women’s perceptions of their own opportunities.

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Pastoralist women collecting water in Kenya; Credit: Nancy Balfour/CHC

21 August 2019

What we’ve learned from Kenya’s pastoralist women about the drivers and consequences of water insecurity

Nancy Balfour shares key findings from the research she has been leading over the past three years on the links between women empowerment and water insecurity for Kenyan pastoralist women.

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Women irrigating a farm using solar-powered water pump; Credit: Jeffery M Walcott / IWMI

9 January 2019

Making small-scale irrigation work for women

A new REACH toolkit from the International Food Policy Research Institute provides guidance for policymakers and project managers involved in planning and evaluating irrigation projects to include women.

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