On 26 – 28 October, uMAMA Research Group Leader, Dr Josephine Musango and PhD researcher, Suzanne Smit, participated at the International Renewable Energy Conference held in Gaborone, Botswana.
A paper titled, 'an investigation into energy flows in urban slums in an African context' was presented, which is also co-authored with Dr Zora Kovacic and Professor Alan Brent of Industrial Engineering and uMAMA Research Group co-Leader. The paper argues that we need to understand the material reality of slums and their role as complex subsystems that affect and are affected by the wider urban system. Furthermore, we need to challenge our conceptions and assumptions about slums and their inhabitants and engage in real world, bottom-up research that portrays the material reality of these spaces if we ever want to provide affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Registration deadline has been extended to 25 October 2016.
Please note that the conference venue is: Markötter, Paul Roos, Stellenbosch. Conference Schedule is available here and information on the directions to the venue and possible accommodation around Stellenbosch is available here. If you have any queries please contact Josephine and Mapule email@example.com and NtsoanMM@eskom.co.zarespectively.