Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas. Second International Conference, InterSol 2018, Kigali, Rwanda, March 24–25, 2018, Proceedings

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Beyond Participation: Welfare Effects of Gender-Differentiated Group-Based Approaches Under Climate Change in Kenya

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-98878-8_11,
        author={Marther Ngigi and Ulrike Mueller},
        title={Beyond Participation: Welfare Effects of Gender-Differentiated Group-Based Approaches Under Climate Change in Kenya},
        proceedings={Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas. Second International Conference, InterSol 2018, Kigali, Rwanda, March 24--25, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={INTERSOL},
        year={2018},
        month={9},
        keywords={Gender-differentiated group-based approaches Intra-household analysis Welfare outcomes Climate change Kenya},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-98878-8_11}
    }
    
  • Marther Ngigi
    Ulrike Mueller
    Year: 2018
    Beyond Participation: Welfare Effects of Gender-Differentiated Group-Based Approaches Under Climate Change in Kenya
    INTERSOL
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-98878-8_11
Marther Ngigi1,*, Ulrike Mueller2,*
  • 1: Machakos University
  • 2: GFA Consulting Group
*Contact email: martherngigi@gmail.com, Ulrike.MuellerPM@gfa-group.de

Abstract

A gender-differentiated data collection approach is an essential step toward understanding gendered perspectives in climate change research. Innovative institutions like group-based approaches provide opportunities to improve socio-economic, political or environmental situations with positive outcomes in the midst of climate change. However, little is known on the potential of gender-differentiated group-based approaches in the context of improving men’s and women’s welfare outcomes under climate risk. The study shows that husbands and wives associate in different groups, hence acquire different gendered benefits. Econometric analysis shows that participation in group-based approaches is influenced by both gender-specific factors such as level of education, perception of climate change and institutional factors, which in turn influence welfare outcomes of participating in social groups. In the wake of climate change, innovative institutions present important pathways to strengthen the ability of men and women to manage risks and improve their welfare. Hence, there is a need for enabling policies that nurture social capital and group-based approaches at the local level.