LOW CARBON DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

Aiming to help shape the research, policy and practice agendas for low-carbon development in Africa.

Workshop: Low Carbon Development in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya – 10-12 June 2015 

Overview |

This workshop in Nairobi, Kenya aims to help shape the research, policy and practice agendas for low-carbon development in Africa.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, two-thirds of people still lack access to electricity. Working for economic development and reducing poverty, while addressing climate change, is a complex and pressing challenge. To debate ways forward, the event will bring together about 100 international delegates drawn from government, industry, universities and civil society. It is jointly hosted by the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), the STEPS Centre, the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS), the Stockholm Environment Institute Africa (SEI Africa), and Practical Action.

The workshop also marks the official launch of the STEPS Africa Sustainability Hub, one of five hubs in the STEPS Global Pathways to Sustainability Consortium.

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Programme

Professor Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Kenya, gave the keynote address on behalf of the Cabinet Secretary of the National Treasury on Kenya, Hon. Henry Rotich. 

The workshop begins at 10 AM on Wednesday and ends at 12 PM on Friday.

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Sessions covered at the workshop will include:

  • Low-carbon pathways out of energy poverty
  • Case studies of research in Africa
  • Energy access
  • Knowledge gaps and inclusion
  • African priorities for research, policy and practice