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MECS and designing Energy Access courses for African Universities – the Learning Partnership Workshop in Nairobi.

13th August 19, Post, Posted by

By Dr Jon Cloke Since the roll-out of the MECS programme earlier in 2019, a range of different opportunities have…

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Plant power: conference insights into innovative research directions relating to bioenergy as a renewable resource.

11th August 19, Post, Posted by

By Dr Joni Cook What is the scale of the potential for ubiquitous native desert succulents and invasive alien plant…

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Ashden Awards ceremony 2019

09th July 19, Post, Posted by

By Dr Simon Batchelor The Ashden Awards are a great way of promoting the new approaches that are so vital…

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Why understanding real cooks is fundamental to going Beyond Fire

01st July 19, Post, Posted by

Dr Jon Leary & Dr Simon Batchelor HIVOS and the World Future Council have published a new report in their…

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The cook is a carrier of the practice

11th June 19, Post, Posted by

By Dr Meron Tesfamichael. June 2019. During a visit to Uganda, Meron Tesfamichael from STEaPP UCL, was asked to comment…

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Weak Grids

04th June 19, Post, Posted by

By Dr Nigel Scott, Gamos Khayelitsha, South Africa, 2002. Copyright, N Scott. At the recent LCEDN conference, Ben Campbell described…

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MECS East Africa Launch profiled in Regional News

24th May 19, Post, Posted by

The MECS East Africa launch has been profiled in Business Daily. Many thanks to Sammy Mwiti for writing the article.…

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Where does MECS fit in? (Part of a theory of change)

29th April 19, Post, Posted by

Dr Nigel Scott, Gamos (Nigel is a Co-Investigator on the newly announced MECS programme) I was at a meeting for…

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Cooking up a storm at the Modern Energy Cooking Services Programme Launch

05th April 19, Post, Posted by

By Dr Joni Cook On 4th April 2019, academics, researchers, private sector representatives and UK government officials gathered in Loughborough,…

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Bangladesh, Biogas and Clean Cooking – A ‘Direction, Not a Destination’?

28th March 19, Post, Posted by

Dr Jon Cloke The ugly beauty of simplicity Consider Bangladesh. By 2017 something short of 36% of the population was…

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