In collaboration with Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC), the EVALUATE project team is organising a workshop titled “Energy, Electrification, Equity: the Role of Decentralised Electricity and Storage Systems in Meeting East Africa’s Community Needs” in Nairobi, Kenya on the 23 January 2018.
The workshop focuses on issues of electricity access among East African communities. It will be facilitated by Neil Simcock and Majd Jayyousi, and will feature around 26 participants from Kenyan community-based organisations, non-governmental organisations, businesses, government entities and academia. The event will include a variety of East African energy access professionals and community actors including:
- Geoffrey Ronoh, Director, Strathmore Energy Research Centre
- Alice Amayo, Programme Advisor – Capacity Building, GIZ
- Rebekah Shirley, Research Director, Power for All
- Jechoniah Kitala, Consultancy Manager and Head of Energy Programmes, Practical Action – Eastern Africa
- Linda Davis, Director of Strategic Partnerships, wPOWER Hub
Through presentations, a panel discussion, and participatory mapping activities, the workshop aim to understand the landscapes of electrification programs and energy storage and their role in meeting community needs. It will serve as a platform for stakeholders to share expertise around issues of energy access and exchange best practices to scale up affordable electrification across Kenya and East Africa.
The workshop discussion can be followed on twitter via the hashtag #UoMEnergyNBO