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The governance of sustainability energy transitions in the Global South
From Monday 16 September 2019
To Tuesday 17 September 2019
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This workshop seeks to foster a dialogue between interdisciplinary researchers, whether they are looking to develop policy-oriented research on sustainable energy transitions (SETs) or generate critical perspectives from the social sciences. The overall objective is bringing together the next generations of scholars studying the governance of SETs in the Global South. The location of the workshop, in the Merian Insitute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) on the University of Ghana’s Campus in Accra, is intended to facilitate the participation of African scholars, but the call is open to researchers whose work is relevant to any Global South context. 

The organizers seek papers that engage with questions such as: 

  • What is meant by 'sustainable energy transitions' in different Global South contexts? Are there alternatives to the term 'energy transition' that reflect specific local perspectives? 
  • Is the concept of 'energy systems' relevant in contexts of the Global South? Are there alternative formulations of the idea of energy systems emerging from within different contexts? 
  • How do international development agendas shape SETs? 
  • What institutional innovations and what traditions of institutional work and social change could inform strategies for SETs? 
  • What could post-colonial/post-independence theories contribute to a comprehensive understanding of energy transitions? 
  • What sources of local knowledge and alternative epistemologies could be employed to promote truly emancipatory transformation of energy systems? 

The workshop will take place on September 16/17, 2019 at the Merian Insitute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) on the University of Ghana’s Campus, Accra. Workshop and travel costs of invited speakers will be covered by the MIASA project. Please send a 250 word abstract and a 250 word motivation statement to before April 15, 2019. 

Click here to download the call for applications document.

Location Accra, Ghana

The governance of sustainability energy transitions in the Global South

Location : Accra, Ghana
Contact :
From Monday 16 September 2019
To Tuesday 17 September 2019

This workshop seeks to foster a dialogue between interdisciplinary researchers, whether they are looking to develop policy-oriented research on sustainable energy transitions (SETs) or generate critical perspectives from the social sciences. The overall objective is bringing together the next generations of scholars studying the governance of SETs in the Global South. The location of the workshop, in the Merian Insitute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) on the University of Ghana’s Campus in Accra, is intended to facilitate the participation of African scholars, but the call is open to researchers whose work is relevant to any Global South context. 

The organizers seek papers that engage with questions such as: 

  • What is meant by 'sustainable energy transitions' in different Global South contexts? Are there alternatives to the term 'energy transition' that reflect specific local perspectives? 
  • Is the concept of 'energy systems' relevant in contexts of the Global South? Are there alternative formulations of the idea of energy systems emerging from within different contexts? 
  • How do international development agendas shape SETs? 
  • What institutional innovations and what traditions of institutional work and social change could inform strategies for SETs? 
  • What could post-colonial/post-independence theories contribute to a comprehensive understanding of energy transitions? 
  • What sources of local knowledge and alternative epistemologies could be employed to promote truly emancipatory transformation of energy systems? 

The workshop will take place on September 16/17, 2019 at the Merian Insitute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) on the University of Ghana’s Campus, Accra. Workshop and travel costs of invited speakers will be covered by the MIASA project. Please send a 250 word abstract and a 250 word motivation statement to before April 15, 2019. 

Click here to download the call for applications document.

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