April 11, 2022 Accra
The Sam Nujoma Marine and Coastal Resources Research Centre (SANUMARC) invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for a scholarship opportunity that will commence in April 2022.
This study will interrogate the state and potential for ‘just’ low carbon transitions from an African perspective that considers the historical context of dependence on hydrocarbons beyond the formal sector. It will particularly focus on the informal sector as a critical dimension for sustainably managing stranding and low carbon transition and possibly exploring opportunities for the informal sector to lead the transition towards decarbonised economies. It will draw its empiricism from two dominant energy-related sectors – food and manufacturing- both representing purveyors of green infrastructure, jobs, and growth. The research will improve understanding of effective strategies for addressing energy shortages, triggering energy entrepreneurship, and strengthening adaptation and resilience in the informal sector.
To deepen knowledge on how African countries can engage the informal sector, to effectively manage the risks and harness the opportunities embodied in low carbon transitions to ensure just outcomes.
Deadline: Friday 15 April 2022