CPRD with Energy on the Move project.

CPRD get involved to a multi-country research project titled ‘Energy On the Move: longitudinal perspectives on energy transitions among marginal populations (a comparative study)’ to be implemented in Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria and South Sudan over the period from …
Led by the University of Durham, UK, the study aims to addresses the need to understand better and develop routes to successful energy transition among marginal women, men, and youth in low-income countries who are coping with challenges of climate change and/or other environmental disasters in conditions of political fragility. The project focuses on the poorest and most disadvantaged of the poor, who persistently fall outside current market development mechanisms, being unconnected from normal urban infrastructure network or services. The study also will explore major barriers to better energy access and identify strategies and pathways which can enable people to move from overwhelming dependence on biomass to more sustainable energy solutions such as solar power or biogas.
In doing so, the project will challenge a core assumption of many sustainable energy projects – that the UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 on Energy for All will be met by consumers purchasing new energy technology on an individual and utilitarian basis. Instead, the project will provide evidence, through case studies, of how and why experimentation in energy practices happens on the ground.
The study partners include University of Durham (Lead Partner)UK; Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB); Center for Participatory Research and Development (CPRD) Bangladesh; Federal University of Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria; University of Jos, Nigeria; Social Science Baha, Nepal; Siddhartha Connecting Inc Pvt. Ltd, Nepal; Rift Valley Institute, South Sudan; International Forum for Rural Transport and Development, South Sudan.