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)....

DESIGNING ENERGY ACCESS COURSES - THE TRANSFORMING ENERGY ACCESS (TEA) LEARNING PARTNERSHIP WORKSHOP IN NAIROBI

12 August 2019

At first glance, you would have thought that conducting a transcontinental workshop on designing and developing Masters courses in energy access was not going to be an easy task, but the teams from seven universities across Africa took to the work like ducks to water, as the saying goes. Facilitated with magisterial competence by the University of Cape Town team and surrounded by the calm elegance of Strathmore University, the teams put together under the aegis of the Transforming Energy...

The first sustainable waste management symposium in Africa!

25 June 2019

The first sustainable waste management symposium in Africa was held in Lagos on the 25 th and 26 th of July 2019. The event which was launched by Cranfield University in partnership with WestAfricaENRG brought together experts working in the waste and resource management, energy production and environmental engineering sector. The conference was well attended with over 200 people from industry with the permanent secretary, Mr Abiodun Bamgboye representing the Governor of Lagos State using...

THE WORK OF GRAM OORJA SOLUTIONS – A VISIT TO GRAM OORJA SOLAR GRID SITES IN PUNE, INDIA

15 May 2019

THE WORK OF GRAM OORJA SOLUTIONS – A VISIT TO GRAM OORJA SOLAR GRID SITES IN PUNE, INDIA

Visit by Practical Action (PA) Bangladesh and United International University (UIU), Bangladesh, May 15 to 20, 2019.

Background:

The Low Carbon Energy Development Network (LCEDN), the United International University (UIU) in Dhaka and the Practical Action (PA) Bangladesh country office are in the process of preparing a small community Solar Micro...

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...

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