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The overall objective of the Trilateral SARChI Chair during the first five years is to explore gendered innovations and commercialized energy opportunities in poor urban societies through two case studies in Nairobi and Cape Town.

As the chair, Stellenbosch University (SU), associate professor Josephine Kaviti Musango, will collaborate with Dr Amollo Ambole( Policy Fellow- AfriCLP) of the University of Nairobi in Kenya and Dr Fabrizio Ceschin of the  Brunel University London to develop and advance evidence-based research under the cross-cutting theme of “Gender Mainstreaming”, and the trilateral chair name of “Mainstreaming Gender for Energy Security in Poor Urban Environments”.She says by unpacking the three keywords of “Mainstreaming Gender”, “Energy Security” and “Urban Poor Environments”, they intend to utilise gender mainstreaming as a strategy to achieve energy security in poor urban societies.

Dr. Ambole remarks that thanks to the expertise I acquired as a policy fellow in AfriCLP,  she will lead, work, package3 of the research focusing on policy change in Kenya and South Africa.

The SA-AFRICA-UK Trilateral SARChI is supported by South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology through the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the British Council. It promotes collaboration between research and academic centres of excellence in SA, UK and an African country. 

The NRF and the British Council will fund the chair for a period of five years, with the option of having it renewed for a further five years.

To read more on the project: https://gens.sun.ac.za

The trio has been covered in different media platforms such as:

http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=6813

https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=6571

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