Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, small and medium enterprises in semi-arid areas : a case study from Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Atela, Joanes
dc.contributor.author Gannon, Kate Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Crick, Florence
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-31T16:54:18Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-31T16:54:18Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/59287
dc.description.abstract The paper argues that strong socio-cultural orientations around gender roles and resource access confine female-led micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to sectors that experience higher exposure to climate risk, most notably agriculture. These factors also trigger more pronounced barriers to building resilience within female-led businesses, including reduced access to land, capital, markets, new technology and educational opportunities. Social networks, such as women’s groups and micro banking initiatives, appear to be crucial adaptation tools. MSMEs are critical in developing country economies. Accounting for about 80% of total employment, they provide most livelihood opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa. en
dc.description.sponsorship UK Government’s Department for International Development (DfID)
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject GENDER ROLES en
dc.subject GENDER DISCRIMINATION en
dc.subject MICROENTERPRISES en
dc.subject LIVELIHOODS en
dc.subject WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS en
dc.subject MICROFINANCE en
dc.subject ENTREPRENEURSHIP en
dc.subject SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES en
dc.subject CASE STUDY en
dc.subject KENYA en
dc.subject SOUTH OF SAHARA en
dc.title Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, small and medium enterprises in semi-arid areas : a case study from Kenya en
dc.type Working Paper en
idrc.project.number 107643
idrc.project.componentnumber 107643001
idrc.project.title Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE) en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
idrc.recordsserver.bcsnumber IC36-1643402171-221016


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