Article on decentralization published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences

15th December, 2020

CESET member Dr Collen Zalengera from Mzuzu University, Dr Long Seng To of Loughbrough University and their colleagues have long been working on the practicalities of implementing community energy on the ground. Below you can download the first in a series of journal articles.

‘Decentralization: the key to accelerating access to distributed energy services in sub-Saharan Africa?’ was published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences in May 2020. The decentralization of governance is increasingly considered crucial for delivering development, whilst at the same time, distributed (decentralized) energy systems are increasingly recognized for their role in achieving universal access to energy.  and are being promoted in sub-Saharan countries. This paper traces the complex relationships between accelerated delivery of distributed energy and decentralized local governance systems in sub Saharan countries.

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