Asmaa AbuMezied is a gender and economic justice expert addressing issues of gender, economic development, and climate change in Palestine. With over 10 years of experience, her focus is on gendered economic policies, women's rights in economic sectors, unpaid care and domestic work campaigning, inclusive markets, and feminist economics in fragile and conflict areas. She is Al Shabaka Gaza Visiting Fellow and her work is published in different spaces such as Oxfam policy and practice, Development and Gender Journal, Al Shabaka, and the World Economic Forum. She contributed to “Light in Gaza: Writing born of fire” book launched in 2022.
Solar power presents a promising opportunity to develop Palestine's energy independence, but focus must still be on the Israeli military occupation as the root cause of Palestinian energy poverty, writes Asmaa AbuMezied.