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SETI 2023 Annual Workshop
The eighth SETI Annual Workshop will feature sessions focused on low- and middle-income countries related to the energy access; the energy transition at the household level; sustainable cooking practices; energy, gender, and culture; policy interventions on energy transition; energy and climate change.
Understanding Gender and Energy Key to Sustainable Development Goals
A new review published in Nature Energy examining more than 100 research articles concludes that despite the profound importance of and commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals for gender equality (SDG5) and universal access to modern energy (SDG7), there are gaps in knowledge about the relationship between gender and energy that could hinder progress toward these goals.
Robyn Meeks to join Harvard Business School as Business in Global Society visiting fellow
Robyn Meeks will join Harvard Business School’s Institute for the Study of Business in Global Society (BiGS) as one of five visiting fellows conducting research projects related to climate. Robyn will study climate resilience in developing countries while at Harvard for the 2023-24 academic year.
Marc Jeuland receive prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for 2023-2024
Marc Jeuland will work with leading African scholars at the Environmental-Economics Policy Research Unit (EPRU) and the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town (UCT). His teaching and research will focus on the limited access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, where 55% of the population lacks electricity, many more have intermittent supply and consume little energy and nearly 80% depend on polluting technologies for lighting, cooking and heating.
Bringing Water to Thirsty Fields With Help From the Sun
On the latest episode from the Sanford’s Ways & Means podcast – Marc Jeuland, Jonathan Phillips, & Rahel Bekele discusses how solar mini-grid powered irrigation can change smallholder farmers’ lives and the work EAP@Duke is doing to evaluate the effects of the DREAM project on the resilience of the farming community.
SETI women talk about the energy-gender nexus
Listen to Victoria Plutshack, P. P. Krishnapriya, & Erin Litzow on women’s contribution to science in and different aspects of energy and gender in commemoration of this year’s International Women’s Day.
Decentralized Renewable Energy: the unexpected engine of employment
The DRE sector has evolved into a large and resilient employer, creating close to half a million jobs globally—or an impressive 1.7 million if we include indirect and induced employment—with Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and India being top contributors.
Global Assessment of Electricity in Healthcare Facilities
The Global Assessment of Electricity in Healthcare Facilities provides a comprehensive update on the status and key actions needed for providing reliable, modern energy to health-care facilities in low- and middle-income countries.
Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition 2022
Students from Cambridge Judge Business School, Presidio Graduate School, and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business won the top three prizes at the 2022 Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition (EEMCC)