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The relative lack of women’s participation in energy-related development projects around the world to transform agricultural productivity has been a source of significant concern globally. Out of 181 countries, Niger holds the current position for being the second most vulnerable to climate change. Despite the emphasis on women’s participation in solar-powered irrigation initiatives in Niger in energy project documents, their actual participation in renewable energy remains low. This article reviews the literature on renewable energy access and rural women in Niger, and argues that proactive actions could be taken sooner and more effectively to strengthen women’s participation in solar-powered irrigation technology if driven by a dialogical feminist approach. A key example is Dimitra Clubs, a wellestablished gender-transformative initiative piloted in Niger.

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