Entries by Mao Amis

Liberia: Climate smart food system innovation to drive prosperity

Liberia is still battling with a wide range of socio-economic challenges partly steming from the war between 1989- 2003 and most recently, Ebola. Today, the country is termed as one of the world’s poorest countries, fragile to conflict and susceptible to more disease outbreaks. It is characterized with high levels of poverty, lack of access […]

Energy transition: Importance of community participation

An overview The concept of just energy transition has been in the centre of grassroot organizations for decades. It has been used in various spheres like labour movements and environmental justice campaigns as it addresses the externalities of climate actions. However, it only gained momentum over the past few years when it was used to […]

Sector Analysis: Energy governance reforms in Uganda

A government proposal to amend the current Electricity Act Cap. 145 has been tabled before Uganda’s parliamentary committee on natural resources. It follows a report published by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources which recommended that the three electricity agencies such as Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL), Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) […]

The impact of Uganda’s final investment decision on its low carbon future

The signing of the Final Investment Decision (FID) between Total Energies, CNOOC and the Ugandan government on 1st February positioned Uganda as a potential league member of oil exporting countries in Africa. The agreement will see investments close to $10 billion in developing Uganda’s oil resources and construction of a 1,444-kilometer pipeline  from Uganda to […]

Lack of energy access as a barrier to doing business

One of the biggest challenges Africa faces, is undoubtedly lack of access to reliable and cost effective energy. Less than 50% of the African population is connected to a national grid, and in some countries such as Uganda only 20% have access. The benefits of  energy access to human wellbeing are well documented, including access […]

Just transition: A critique of South Africa’s 2022/23 budget speech!

On Wednesday 23rd February, South Africa’s Minister of Finance, Mr Enoch Godongwana delivered the 2022 budget speech to outline government’s plans aimed at improving public service delivery and the economy. A further breakdown of how the government will finance commitments made by the president in the State of National Address was given. In general the […]

Youth leadership at COP26: A personal reflection

Ms. Rose Kobusinge1 1Graduate Student, University of Coventry, UK Summary COP26 produced mixed feelings/vibes; average, failure and a few wins Youth engagement in COP26 was tokenistic and this MUST stop, rather transformative inclusion is needed. “We hear you”, “you have every right to be angry”, “we are doing our best” these words do not take […]

COP26 Reflections on Climate Finance Matters

Karishma Ansaram a, b a,PhD Student IESEG School of Management, Univ. Lille, CNRS, UMR 9221 – LEM – Lille Economie Management, F-59000 Lille, France b Contact Point, Finance & Market Working Group, YOUNGO                                                                                                    INTRODUCTION ‘Climate Finance is known as the elephant in the room’- Chatham House. The latter has dominated the negotiation agenda in COP26 […]

Africa at COP26 : Looking beyond the rhetoric to climate action

Date: 28th October 2021 (2:00- 3:30pm ) SAT Platform: ZOOM REGISTRATION Background In a few days global leaders, scientists and climate activists will gather in Glasgow for COP26 climate change negotiations. This meeting comes at a time when the world is just starting to recover from the devastating impact of the pandemic, in addition to […]