Effective policy for renewables expansion in the Caribbean

I thoroughly enjoyed being part of Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week 2021 held virtually this week. I am always so proud to see the Caribbean demonstrating such strong leadership, technical expertise, and progressiveness in climate negotiation. We may be challenged by size, scale, access to finance, and particularly climate-vulnerable economies, but rather than […]

Strengthening Africa’s food systems means supporting small farmers

Warnings are increasing about Africa’s deepening food insecurity challenge, as the COVID pandemic has limited the supply of imported inputs (e.g. seed, fertilizer and pesticides) and extension services, while restricting farm labor movement and distribution channels and increasing demand volatility. All this has led institutions like the World Food Program to project that the number […]

Clean cooking technologies heating up the workforce in Kenya

In a previous post I shared findings from one of our latest studies, on the direct employment impacts of energy access. In 2019 we conducted a bottom-up survey of decentralized renewable energy companies working in the energy sector in Kenya and Nigeria, to understand job functions, skills needs, employment history and projections. This year, with […]