Call for papers: strategies for sustainable energy transitions in urban Sub-Saharan Africa

Dates: 19 - 20 June 2017


Where: University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

Venue: ISSER Conference Facility

A two-day conference entitled “Strategies for Sustainable Energy Transitions in Urban Sub-Saharan Africa” (SETUSA) will take place from 19th – 20th June 2017 at the ISSER Conference Facility, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

This conference, jointly organised by ISSER, University of Ghana and the Energy Institute, University College London, is part of a project on energy transition in urban Africa, which is ongoing in Ghana, South Africa and Uganda under the sponsorship of the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the UK Department for Energy & Climate change (DECC) and the UK Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC).

Papers for this conference can be submitted on the following sub-themes:

  • Promotion of energy efficiency in urban Sub-Saharan Africa, including efficient buildings as well as energy demand management
  • Energy access in urban Sub-Saharan Africa, including electricity supply in informal settlements, renewable energy access and waste-to-energy projects
  • Mobility and spatial planning in urban Sub-Saharan Africa, including sustainable transportation and spatial planning for future cities.

Papers can be case studies of best practices in terms of implementing policies and regulations within municipalities and at a national level to promote sustainable cities. Papers with perspectives on gender; articulation between the formal and informal sector; grassroots movements, local communities and mobilisation; territorial representations and the recognition of local social dynamics are equally welcome.

Travel expenses of a number of presenters whose full paper have been accepted will be covered.

More information on the call for papers can be found on the conference website:

More information on the SAMSET project which organises this conference can be found on the project homepage:

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