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In Bangladesh, government organisations and non-governmental organisations are implementing programmes and energy-saving projects in an effort to save the environment. This article examines such programmes in the specific area of improved stove technology. It shows that inadequate assessment of the environment by environmentalists and development practitioners has led them to select inappropriate technology that has resulted in the failure to incorporate women in the energy saving movement. It identifies the reasons behind women’s rejection of a technology that was imposed rather than based on an appreciation of their distinct problems, culture, and ecology.

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