LCT Project Survey Report: Progress, challenges and lessons learnt to date

Author(s) : Cheruiyot, Mourine (African Centre for Technology Studies) Publication date : January 2016 Publication type : Report Introduction : The low cost energy efficient products for the bottom of the pyramid project, or LCT for short, is a project which focuses the development of energy...

Thin Layer Drying Characteristics of Stinging Nettle (Urticadioica L.) in a Solar Tunnel Dryer

Author(s): Kamwere MM, Kanali CL, Mutwiwa UN, Kituu GM Publication date: 12 December 2015 Publication type: Journal Article Journal: International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology Abstract: High moisture content vegetables form the bulk of most of the postharvest losses, estimated to...

Beyond technology and finance: pay-as-you-go sustainable energy access and theories of social change

Author(s) : Rolffs, Paula; Ockwell, David; Byrne, Rob Publication date : 9 December 2015 Publication type : Journal article Journal : Environment and Planning A Abstract : Two-thirds of people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity, a precursor of poverty reduction and development. The...

Environmental Impacts and Embodied Energy of Construction Methods and Materials in Low-Income Tropical Housing

Author(s): Hashemi, A., Cruickshank, H. & Cheshmehzangi, A. Publication date: 15th June 2015 Publication type: Journal Article Journal: Centre for Sustainable Development Abstract: This paper evaluates the current conditions of Ugandan low-income tropical housing with a focus on construction...

Effects of Practices of Maize Farmers and Traders in Ghana on Contamination of Maize by Aflatoxins: Case Study of Ejura-Sekyeredumase Municipality

Author(s): Akowuah JO, Mensah LD, Chan C, Roskilly A Publication date: 8 June 2015 Publication type: Journal Article Journal: African Journal of Microbiology Research Abstract: Contamination of maize by aflatoxins is of major concern to governments and the international community because high...

Housing and Energy: Review of cases in China

Author(s): Cheshmehzangi, A., Galvez, L., Hashemi, A. & Cruickshank, H. Publication date: 1st June 2015 Publication type: Conference Proceedings Journal: Energy and International Development Scheme - China's Urban Housing Abstract: The rapid urbanization of China has generated a large demand of...

Green growth diagnostics for Africa: literature review and scoping study

Author(s) : Pueyo, A; Spratt, S; Schmitz, H; Willenbockel, D; Dent, C; Wade, N; Crossland, A Publication date : 20 May 2015 Publication type : Working paper Summary : This paper reviews the literature for a project which seeks to develop a new Green Growth Diagnostics methodology and apply it to...

The potentials of carbon markets for infrastructure investment in sub-Saharan urban Africa

Author(s) : Silver, Jonathan Publication date : April 2015 Publication type : Journal article Journal : Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability Highlights : Examines the role of carbon financing across towns and cities in Africa. Provides a series of criticisms about current arrangements...

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