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 […]

Integrated Approaches to Electrifying Uganda

This past February we held an implementation workshop in Kampala, Uganda, with partners for our Utilities 2.0 initiative. Here is a short update on our research. Despite not traditionally being central to conversations on “the future grid” or the “energy transition”, utilities in sub Saharan Africa arguably have much to gain by embracing the global […]

Supporting Kenyans in the fight against coal country

Last week the UNESCO World Heritage Committee held its annual convening in Baku, Azerbaijan. I had the amazing honor of attending with the local Kenyan grassroots coalition deCOALonize, who are working tirelessly to stop the construction of a massive coal power plant in Lamu, a precious world heritage site in coastal Kenya and cradle of […]