Mapping synergies and trade-offs between energy and the Sustainable Development Goals: how, why, and what’s next

21 November 2017

The UCL Energy and Development Group recently published a paper on ‘Mapping synergies and trade-offs between energy and the Sustainable Development Goals’ (access the paper here ). One of the co-authors of the paper, Iwona Bisaga, a PhD student from University College London, has written the following blog about how and why this paper was written, and what's next for furthering this research area.


Tonny Kukeera awarded placement on sustainable energy at the National University of Lesotho

20 November 2017

We are delighted to announce that Tonny Kukeera (pictured), a recent graduate of M.Sc. Energy Engineering at the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences, has been awarded a three month academic placement opportunity on sustainable energy based at the National University of Lesotho. The placement is funded by the LCEDN in their support of the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) and the National University of Lesotho (NUL) in the organisation of...


7 November 2017

Following a successful workshop on ‘ethno-engineering’ at Durham University at the end of October 2017, Dr Britta Turner of the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network has been considering the term ethno-engineering; how it relates to existing understandings and articulations of the relationship between ethnography (anthropology more broadly) and engineering, and what it might have to offer both academic and non-academic stakeholders operating in the area of Low Carbon Energy in a...

LCEDN 6th Conference, 2017: Reflections

7 November 2017

Three sets of reflections regarding the LCEDN 6th Conference (9-11 September 2017, Durham) are provided below, the first set were written by Dr Britta Turner (LCEDN), the second set by Honor Drummond (BSc(hons) Geography student, Loughborough University) and the final set by Chetanraj Dhillon (BSc(hons) Geography with Economics student, Loughborough University).

Dr Britta Turner is a post-doctoral research associate working for the LCEDN’s Transforming Energy...

Productive Power Use workshop, Southampton University, July 2017

3 July 2017

Blog about the workshop on Productive Power Use held in Southampton in early July 2017 by Chetanraj Dhillon and Honor Drummond.

This blog has been written by Chetanraj Dhillon (BSc(hons) Geography with Economics student, Loughborough University) and Honor Drummond (BSc(hons) Geography student, Loughborough University), who represented Loughborough University at the workshop alongside Dr Jonathan Cloke of the LCEDN (shown here giving a presentation at the workshop)....

A glaring omission in India's energy policy: gender justice

7 November 2017

Our colleagues Mini Govindan and Debajit Palit of TERI , who we are working with as part of the LCEDN's collaboration with the Energia network, have recently written a fascinating blog on the gender blindness of India's New Energy Policy.

The blog also explores issues surrounding gender and energy justice, the theme of the LCEDN's sixth annual conference which was recently held in Durham where Mini was one of our invited speakers.

The full...

ACTS ranked among top 3 climate change think tanks globally

21 August 2017

Dear Colleagues,

I am happy to inform you that The African Centre for Technology Studies- ACTS has been ranked among the top 3 climate change think tanks globally (excluding think tanks from Europe and North America) in the 2016 think tank ranking.

The ranking also shows that ACTS is the top think tank on climate change in Africa.

When all think tanks from the rest of the world including Europe and North America are considered, we come to No.22 out of 244 think tanks...

The Great African Bake-Off

15 September 2015
The University of Nottingham team up with the Women’s Cultural Exchange (part of the Nottingham Refugee Forum) for a bake-off event.

On Monday 14 th September 2015, the University of Nottingham hosted the Great African Bake-Off where academics, policy makers and practitioners were invited to observe volunteers from the Women’s Cultural Exchange cook delicious food from a range of Sub-Saharan African countries (including Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, and Malawi) on a variety of Improved Cookstoves...