Investigating India’s role in the East African energy landscape

13th September, 2021

On September 8-9th, Josh Kirshner (York) and Ankit Kumar (Sheffield) hosted an inception workshop/writeshop for the project "Between post-colonial solidarity for sustainable energy transitions and neo-colonial extraction: Investigating India’s role in the East African energy landscape" supported by the White Rose Collaborative Fund and led by Ankit Kumar. A mix of online and in-person speakers and participants from Leeds, Sheffield and York, Columbia University (USA), Centre for Policy Research (India), and several other UK universities, shared ideas, integrating broad issues and questions on India-Africa engagement in energy systems, including adjacent questions around extractivism, colonialism, carbon sinks, low carbon transition-nationalism, south-south cooperation, elite networks, energy justice and demand reduction.

Image: "Solar Africa" by US Department of State is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0


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Workshop participant