Community Energy Systems and Sustainable Energy Transitions in Ethiopia, Malawi and Mozambique (CESET)

A collaborative multi-institutional research partnership funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund, CESET explores the potential of community energy systems to accelerate inclusive, just, and clean energy transitions in Ethiopia, Malawi, and Mozambique.


Map showing extreme precarity of energy access in Ethiopia, Malawi, and Mozambique


Blog on fieldwork visits to FACIM 2023 and sites in Maputo

19th February, 2024

In August and September 2023, CESET team members - Dr Josh Kirshner, York University and Professor Marcus Power, Durham University - undertook a field trip to Maputo and you can read about it in the following blog.

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New open access paper published in the Journal of Harbin Engineering University

9th February, 2024

Our Ethiopian CESET colleagues Solomon Tekelemichael Bahta and Mulualem G. Gebreslassie have just published an open access research paper entitled "The Role of Off-Grid Energy Systems for Sustainable Energy Transition in Ethiopia". 

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Keynote presentations from the CESET conference available to watch

17th January, 2024

On the 26th of September, CESET organised an external facing conference “From Market to Social Value: Reimagining the role of community energy in Sustainability Transitions” in Sheffield. The conference brought together the CESET team, researchers, activists, practitioners, and community energy project managers from the UK, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, and South Africa. The conference included keynotes followed by responses and open discussion.

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