Updates from Energy for Development team

Professor Patrick James, Energy and Climate Change Division delivered guest lecture on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the ITS Global Engagement. The virtual lecture entitled ‘Rural Electrification in sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from the Field’ was delivered on 24 March 2021. His lecture focuses the rural electrification programme of the e4D team and shared the experience […]

The 6th Africa Mini Grid Summit 2021 was held virtually this year 25-26 February because of COVID-19 travel restrictions. Professor  A S Bahaj chaired the summit. The e4D team along with Fourtis Unum research partners in Kenya and Uganda delivered seven presentations in two researchers’ forums on Day 1 and Day 2.  The summit was […]

Professor Bahaj chaired the steering committee meeting on the 27th August 2020 which was held virtually due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Eng Issac Kiva from the Ministry of Energy, Kenya; Eng Jonathon Mbutu, REREC, Kenya; Mr Benon Bena, REA, Uganda, and Mr Samson Ondiek, KPLC, Kenya attended the meeting. Research presentations by the Fortis Unum […]

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, head of the Energy & Climate Change Division (ECCD) at the University of Southampton delivered Keynote speech at the 1st International Conference on 4th Industrial Revolution (IC4IR) (5 – 6 December 2020), Bangladesh. This conference was held virtually because of COVID-19 travel restrictions. 

e4D team continues to deliver its research and development objectives during the current COVID-19 pandemic led restrictions and limitations.  We have been regularly working remotely with partners in the UK, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Some of our works have been surrogated through local partners with appropriate training and monitoring.

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, principal investigator of the Fortis Unum research project ( chaired the researchers’ meeting of the consortium on the 19th Nov at the Institute of Energy Studies and Research (IESR) and the Steering committee meeting on the 20th Nov at Inter Continental Nairobi, Kenya.

SERG researchers (e4D team members; Dr Luke Blunden and Dr Majbaul Alam visited e4D mini grid sites at Uganda and Kenya between 16 Nov – 24 Nov. During this time they installed remote access enabled energy monitors in selected customers premises and also collected data through the community survey.

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, head of the Energy & Climate Change Division (ECCD) at the University of Southampton delivered Keynote speech at the Asia Clean Energy Summit 2019 (30 October – 01 November) in Singapore (

SERG researcher Dr Majbaul Alam attended the Sustainable Energy Ecosystems International Conference (SEECON 2019) 25-27 September 2019 in Cebu, Philippine ( He delivered a Keynote Speech at the conference. This conference was arranged by the University of San Carlos, Philippines to dissemination the outcomes of the Newton Fund Capacity Building project ( to the […]

SERG member Dr Majbaul Alam on behalf of the PI Professor AbuBakr Bahaj attended the final meeting of the Newton Institutional Link Capacity Building Project ( in Cebu, Philippines on the 24th September 2019. Representative from the British Council, Mr S. G. Gonzalvo (Newton Programme Manager) also attended the meeting.