ABOUT Co-DEC

Co-DEC is short for:

CO-DESIGNING ENERGY COMMUNITIES WITH ENERGY POOR WOMEN IN URBAN AREAS; CASE STUDIES IN KENYA, UGANDA AND SOUTH AFRICA.

Co-DEC is a research project supported by the LIRA2030 programme. It is one of the nine projects awarded 90000 Euros to carry out collaborative studies under the theme: “Understanding the «Energy-Health-Natural Disasters» nexus in urban contexts in Africa”.

The main objective of Co-DEC is to provide integrated solutions to the household energy challenge in informal urban settlements. To do this, studies are being undertaken in two urban informal settlements in Kenya and Uganda, and the findings compared to ongoing research in an urban informal settlement in South Africa. In each case, stakeholders, such as: settlement dwellers, experts and policy actors are being engaged. Through these engagements, the project partners will propose improved technologies and better policies that contribute further to national energy goals in the three countries; as well as to Sustainable Development Goals on: good health and wellbeing, gender equality, affordable and clean energy, and sustainable cities and communities.

LIRA2030 (Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 In Africa) is a programme aimed at supporting collaborative research projects led by early-career researchers across Africa. The program is being implemented by International Council for Science (ICSU) in partnership with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

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Project Investigators

 

 

Amollo

Dr. Amollo Ambole

Principal Investigator
Living lab UoN
School of the Arts and Design
University of Nairobi (UoN), Kenya

Kareem

Dr. Kareem Buyana

Co-Investigator
Urban Action lab (UAL) Makerere University, Uganda

musango

Prof. Josephine Musango

Co-Investigator
Urban Modelling and Metabolism Assessment (uMAMA) Research Group
School of Public Leadership
Stellenbosch University in South Africa

Ogot Madara

Prof. Madara Ogot

Project Advisor
Living Lab UoN
Director of Research and Extension
University of Nairobi, Kenya