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World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 2017, 3(3), 61-63
DOI: 10.12691/wjssh-3-3-2
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Gender and Environmental Management: Who’s Role? Who’s Responsibilities?

David Owino Manoa1,

1Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 30197, 00100, Nairobi, Kenya

Pub. Date: July 12, 2017

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David Owino Manoa. Gender and Environmental Management: Who’s Role? Who’s Responsibilities?. World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 2017; 3(3):61-63. doi: 10.12691/wjssh-3-3-2


Since the 1972 Conference on Human Environment in Sweden, the issue of gender has been discussed internationally in different fora. The discussions are in realisation of the role of gender in resources access, control and shaping the ecological processes. Although, the connection between gender and the environment is not obvious and direct, examining gender on the basis of: the roles and responsibilities; access and control; different knowledge; and decision making brings out the connections. This papers looks at gender from these prisms to discern both positive and negative effect of gender to environmental resource management.

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