Kathryn Farley

Research Associate
Gender, Economic Empowerment, and Livelihoods, The International Center for Research on Women

Kathryn Farley

Research Associate
Gender, Economic Empowerment, and Livelihoods, The International Center for Research on Women

Biography

Kathryn Farley is a Research Associate at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), where she has worked for the past seven years on gender issues facing women in the developing world. Kathryn is a qualitative researcher with expertise in women’s economic empowerment, social entrepreneurship, clean energy, gender integration, capacity-building, monitoring and evaluation, child marriage, family planning, sexual and reproductive health, and stigma and discrimination-reduction. Most of her recent work has focused on providing support to and evaluating the gendered impacts of social enterprises in the clean energy sector in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Myanmar. Kathryn’s presentation at this year’s conference will focus on the importance of exploring the intersections between women and clean energy. Among other projects, she will highlight a recent program assessment she conducted for Solar Sister, an innovative social entrepreneurship organization that works to bring clean energy to the “last-mile” by using an innovative woman-centered approach.