LOCALIZED NORMS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IN CITIES OF KENYA AND UGANDA (LoNSEK-PROJECT)
Within the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), urban planning that is linked to sustainable energy can offer possibilities to confront development challenges that cut across SDG 7 (access to energy), SDG 11 (inclusive and sustainable cities), SDG 13 (resilient climate action) and SDG 5 (gender equality). This not only calls for knowledge on the integrated nature of SDGs, but also understanding the meanings, representations, overlaps and linkages amongst the norms that underlie the SDGs (i.e. inclusivity, equal opportunity, resilience, sustainability, adaptation, gender equality, safety and accessibility).
Co-produce digestible knowledge on SDG norms to catalyze collaboration amongst policy-makers, local communities, scientists and business on locally innovated and sustainable energy solutions for the urban poor in African cities.
Project leads: Dr. Buyana Kareem (Makerere University, Uganda) and Dr. Jaqueline A. Walubwa (University of Nairobi, Kenya).
Main Partners: Makerere University Uganda, University of Nairobi, Kampala Capital City Authority, Nairobi City County Authority, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in Kenya, National Planning Authority of Uganda, Kasubi Local Community Development Association and Kahawa Soweto Youth Club.
Funding Source: International Science Council and the Network of African Science Academies with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), under Leading Integrated Research on Agenda 2030 (LIRA 2030).