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 […]

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 […]

Energy Access: Powering Health Care

Last week the United Nations Foundation held its Powering Health Care Conference here in Nairobi. I moderated a panel of fantastic researchers as we explored what the data says about the link between clean energy access and health care. The statistics were staggering — health care facilities with reliable electricity supply perform better in number […]