New Course: AfricaLive! Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

New Course: AfricaLive! Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

Three professors from Harvard Business School (HBS) in partnership with edX have launched a new Executive Education course for those looking to start or expand their businesses in Africa. Participants will understand the impacts of Africa-specific market trends on new opportunities and challenges of doing business on the continent. The course unpacks the nuances that […]

Linking Electricity Access and Development Outcomes in Africa: A Framework for Action

Linking Electricity Access and Development Outcomes in Africa: A Framework for Action

The World Resources Institute (WRI) has released a new report calling for better integration of electricity access and development outcomes in Africa.  Authored by WRI Senior Associate, Dr. Lily Odarno, the report focuses on how African governments, the donor community, private sector and civil society can work together to better link  electricity access with priorities in agriculture, health and other […]

Why Large-Scale Solar Alone No Longer Makes Sense – A PV Magazine Webinar.

Why Large-Scale Solar Alone No Longer Makes Sense – A PV Magazine Webinar.

Solar has come a long way as a viable option for our energy needs across the globe. Nevertheless, the days of fields upon fields of utility-scale PV installations may be coming to an end. Australia’s solar grid is currently confronting serious infrastructure-related issues. This has snowballed into a dip in investor confidence, causing them to slash […]

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and Achieving Efficient Energy Transitions in Developing Countries

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and Achieving Efficient Energy Transitions in Developing Countries

This webinar on 14th July 2020 will examine and try to build a consensus around the role of hydrocarbons in a net-zero carbon future. Co-hosted by KAPSARC and ICRIER, the event supports the “…the Sustainable Development Goals of access to affordable, clean and efficient energy, in parallel with aggressive action to mitigate emissions from energy […]

Minor: New Economic Thinking and Social Entrepreneurship

Minor: New Economic Thinking and Social Entrepreneurship

DRIFT, EFR and ICE are inviting transformative entrepreneurs and sustainability start-ups to participate in their course, titled, “New Economic Thinking & Social Entrepreneurship.” This minor is a rare opportunity for entrepreneurs to tap into the innovative viewpoints, knowledge and skills that students can bring to bear on questions such as: How can my business model […]

Circular Economy for a Sustainable Built Environment

Circular Economy for a Sustainable Built Environment

Paradoxically, the construction industry has turned out to be one of the most destructive, generating over 890M tonnes of waste in the EU alone every year. This number is expected to double in size by 2025, but a new field of study has steadily risen to meet the challenge. Gain the tools to make a difference through sustainable […]

Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 1: Understanding Complex Problems

Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 1: Understanding Complex Problems

The global water and sanitation crisis is real. Some have asserted that the water problem ranks ahead of climate change, extreme weather events, food crises and social instability. Half a billion people worldwide do not have improved water supplies. Two billion do not have improved sanitation. People in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are among the most […]

Principles of Sustainable Finance

Principles of Sustainable Finance

Offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam, this online course addresses a fundamental question about the sustainability transition: what does it take to mobilize the funding required to achieve sustainable development goals? Participants will learn about real solutions across key domains of financing including sustainable banking, asset management, effective stakeholder engagement, sustainable scenario analysis and long-term value […]

An agricultural technology transition has taken root in Northern Ghana

An agricultural technology transition has taken root in Northern Ghana

The beginnings of a transition from traditional to a new technology of yam cultivation is underway in Ghana, the second largest producer of the staple crop after Nigeria. The traditional practice is noted for its labor intensity and low land productivity. It requires reserving about 30% of the yam harvested for replanting, depriving most low […]

Beginner-friendly tutorial on how to build a solar power system

Beginner-friendly tutorial on how to build a solar power system

For local entrepreneurs, tinkerers, makers, school teachers — anyone who wants to practice being part of the sustainable solution to community energy problems: Here is a popular beginner-friendly tutorial on how to build a solar power system. One commentator, Kom Akopia, describes the short video as “…the first out of a million videos that explains […]