WEBINAR: Energy geographies of justice, access, and poverty: the solar object in Africa, Dr Paul Munro, 22 August 2023 1:00 - 2:00 PM
1st August 2023
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Upcoming Geographical Research Wiley Webinar
Topic: Energy geographies of justice, access, and poverty: the solar object in Africa
Presenter: Dr Paul Munro is a Scientia Associate Professor and DECRA research fellow within the Environment and Society Group at the University of New South Wales.
Time: 22 August 2023 1:00 - 2:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
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Over the past decade, the sale of small-scale off-grid solar products such as solar lanterns, and solar home systems has boomed across Africa. The impetus driving this boom is complex, and has been underpinned by various political, economic and technical changes, including new off-grid solar designs, growing Sino-African trade and increasing investment in the Africa off-grid solar sector by shadow banking operators based in North America and Europe. This African solar boom by those directly involved in selling off-grid solar products and a range of development actors has often been framed within a distinct moral economy: an exemplar of “making money”—that is, selling off-grid products—while “doing good” by expanding renewable energy access. In this presentation I draw on recent research conducted in Ghana, Uganda, and Zambia to challenge this triumph narrative by teasing out the justice implications entangled within this market-based approach to energy access.
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