Reliable and affordable sources of energy are fundamental to development and prosperity of any community.
In many parts of the world, concerns over fossil fuel emissions, infrastructure costs and supply vulnerability to extreme weather or civil strife mean that electricity supplies cannot be taken for granted and add to the complexity of supplying daily energy needs to rural or isolated agricultural communities. The Walker Institute has, over many years, encouraged research, development and on-the-ground implementation of clean, green, low-emission energy sources for vulnerable communities in Africa and Asia.
A reliable electricity supply is much more than just power for heating, cooking and lighting – it enables community access to computers and knowledge access to the internet for schools and farmers, cooling for vital vaccines and other medicines, power for mobile telephone networks and of course charging points for telephones, laptops and other portable devices.
Exploring how countries in Africa can benefit from green growth and investment in sustainable technologies.
Focuses on indicators of ‘good density’ in urban development.