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A Stakeholder Workshop: Blueprinting District-Level Energy Officers in Malawi

The LCEDN was privileged to take part in this workshop with Community Energy Malawi, the University of Strathclyde, GAMOS, Mzuzu University, Lilongwe District Council at the beginning of March 2017. The Government of Malawi is committed to implementation of District Energy Officers (DEOs) to be working in all 28 Malawi districts by 2020, however the roles […]

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New Position: Area Director,  Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University is hiring for an Area Director focusing on global energy access. Please see the official job posting at and below.   Position Summary:  This position will lead a university-wide program on increasing access for energy in rural populations across the globe, design program research and policy […]

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2nd LCEDN Post Now Advertised. Research Associate – Network Manager at Durham University

The LCEDN is looking to appoint a Research Associate – Network Manager to be based at Durham University in the Department of Anthropology. Closing Date : 28th March 2017 Job Ref: 005267 Contract Type: Full Time and Fixed Term currently until 31 May 2018. Please note this position is a 14 month fixed term post […]

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Call for papers for a special issue on the uptake and diffusion of solar power in Africa (in Energy Research & Social Science)

Edited by Robert Byrne, Ulrich Hansen, James Haselip, Ivan Nygaard and David Ockwell The very first special issue (SI) published in ERSS was on “Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Contributions from the Social Sciences” (Vol. 5), covering a range of energy issues and technologies, setting out the broad agenda for social scientists conducting research on […]

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Acumen launch the first of their new Research series on the social impacts of Energy Access.

Acumen have just launched the first of a series of research reports into the social impacts of energy access. With funding from Google, and in partnership with SolarAid and ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Acumen set out o learn more about solar energy’s impact on the alleviation of income poverty. The research […]

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Mobile for Development Utilities – Innovation Fund Now Open

DFID have recently announced the opening of their Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities Innovation Fund This fund aims to test and scale the use of mobile services to improve or increase access to energy, water and sanitation services. The fund was launched in June 2013. In two phases of funding, grants have been competitively awarded […]

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International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) – Professional Certificate Course in Strategic Sustainable Energy Planning – 6th-10th March 2017

Colleagues,   I’m please to say that we’ve been asked if we could find a speaker for the above event on the topics of ‘Tackling Challenges to Sustainable Energy Service Delivery’ and ‘Technology Transfer to Developing Countries’  on the 7th and 8th March.   The course will be a five-day event, where the delegates will discuss a […]

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LCEDN Research Associate Post – Transforming Energy Access (TEA) – REQ17063

Colleagues,   Just a reminder that the LCEDN is still recruiting for an RA post as part of our fast-track involvement in the Transforming Energy Access programme being rolled out by DfID.   The details are here:   The closing date for applications for this post is 26th February, however A second RA post will soon […]

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