SAMSET Project - energy in urban Africa

Urbanization rates in Africa are the highest in the world, and the delivery of services in most Sub-Saharan countries is inadequate to keep up with increasing needs. Supporting African Municipalities in Sustainable Energy Transitions (SAMSET) is an EPSRC/DFID/DECC funded project that seeks to develop a knowledge exchange framework to support local and national bodies involved in municipal energy planning for an effective transition to sustainable energy use in urban areas. Through close partnership with six cities in three African countries, the project aims to develop an information base from which to support strategy development and priority initiatives in cities, and facilitate knowledge exchange and capacity building. The project’s aim is to design, test, and evaluate a knowledge exchange framework to facilitate the implementation of an effective sustainable energy transition in Africa’s Sub-Saharan cities.