• Smart Electricity for South Africa – a civil society response

    South Africa’s central electricity planning instrument, the Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity, is due for review in the near future. Many criticisms, both in terms of content and process, have been levelled against this national policy. Although the large renewable electricity generation component in IRP2010 was a welcomed policy shift, the Plan continues to rely … Continued

  • Research associate: Sustainable energy access in mozambique

    Research associate position available at University College London to work on the project “Sustainable Energy Access in Mozambique: Socio-political factors in conflict-laden urban areas”.

  • Postdoc Position: Urban Energy Systems in East Africa

    The research group on Spatial and Infrastructure Planning at the Darmstadt University of Technology investigates the interplay between cities/regions and technical infrastructures as well as their innovation patterns and governance. We are currently inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Position starting in June 2015, initially for two years (with a possible extension of the term). The collaborative research project “Translating the networked city: adaptation and creativity in urban infrastructures in Africa” is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) under its interdisciplinary priority program “Adaptation and Creativity in Africa – Significations and Technologies in the Production of Order and Disorder” (www.spp1448.de).