Climate Justice and Universal Energy Access: Insights from Africa

A panel discussion highlighting innovative UK-Africa partnerships implementing low carbon energy access.

Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, social equity and environmental sustainability; however, it is also the leading contributor of greenhouse gases and the global climate crisis. Almost 1 billion people have no access to a secure source of energy, many of whom are facing the most severe impacts of climate change for which they’ve contributed least to cause.

This panel discussion will provide a platform for representatives from Africa to share experiences and views on climate justice and energy, while showcasing innovations implemented through collaboration with UK Universities and partners in Malawi and Uganda to achieve energy access in a low carbon manner.

Welcome address:

Professor Stuart Galloway, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde


Professor Jon Lovett, Chair in Global Challenges, University of Leeds

Aran Eales, Energy for Development Researcher and Solar Microgrid Developer, University of Strathclyde

Damien Frame, Rural Energy Access through Social Enterprise and Decentralisation (EASE) Programme Coordinator, University of Strathclyde

Elizabeth Banda, Energy Project Coordinator, United Purpose Malawi

Agnes Nakiganda, PhD Researcher: Microgrid Planning and Dynamics, University of Leeds

Mary Suzan Abbo , Managing Director, Centre for Research in Energy and Conservation Uganda

This event is part of the UK Universities' Climate Innovation Showcase hosted by the University of Strathclyde as part of COP26.

It is a hybrid event both in-person at the Ramshorn Theatre at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and online. Register here.