Three Month Placement Opportunity with IRADE in India supporting the Development of a New Energy and Gender Community of Practice in India.

The LCEDN are currently working with Energia on a collaborative programme around questions of gender within energy and international development research. As part of this work, we are supporting the development of a Community of Practice in Energy and Gender in India which is being developed by three organizations who have been working in research projects funded under Energia’s DFID-funded Gender and Energy research programme (IRADe, TERI and M.S. Swaminathan  Research  Foundation).

The placement will be hosted by IRADE in New Delhi. The successful candidate will interact with all three Indian partners (and the LCEDN and Energia) on a regular basis (weekly) and will work on stakeholder mapping and other documentation for the Community of Practice, as well as supporting the development and delivery of the meetings that will be organised from time to time to formalise the Community and Practice.

IRADe as well as the other two Indian partners will provide a stimulating environment for young researchers concerned with development issues and policy analysis. They offer connections with many types of stakeholders ranging from senior decision makers, private sectors, experts and other NGOs.

Profile of the Person we are looking for:

  • Academic background in sustainable energy (PHD/Post-Doc)
  • Exposure/experience with writing project proposals for funding and documentation
  • Experience in Stakeholder Analysis and facilitating meetings
  • We are looking for a sociable, good-humored, dedicated person with exposure to Asian and European environments, who is able to adapt and integrate at high speed into new tasks and teams.

Duration: Three months between January 2018-May 2018 (specific timings to be negotiated).

Stipend: The successful candidate will receive a stipend of 2000 GBP per month, and will also receive a travel expenses stipend up to the value of 1500 GBP.

Application process: To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter explaining how you meet the candidate profile, to LCEDN@lboro.ac.uk .  The deadline for applications is 17:00 GMT on 23rd October 2017.

Remuneration – Benefits in kind -Reimbursement of expenses

Researcher will not receive any remuneration or reimbursement of expenses from the host organization(s).

LCEDN Annual Conference 2017: Equity and Energy Justice (11-12 Sept, Durham)

The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network is pleased to invite you to our Annual Conference 2017, which will be held at Durham University on the 11th and 12th of September 2017. The theme for this year’s conference is “Equity and Energy Justice“.

Speakers include Dr Rosie Day (University of Birmingham), Professor Benjamin Sovacool (University of Sussex), Dr Vanesa Castan Broto (University College London) , Professor Joy Clancy (University of Twente) and Simon Trace (former CEO at Practical Action).Working within the broad framework of the UN’s policy of promoting Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) the conference is based on the principle that without equity of access and energy justice, there can be no sustainability, and the conference aims to further understandings of how equity and justice are essential components of sustainability.Issues we are hoping to address include (but are not limited to):

  • Inclusivity/marginalization
  • Technology justice
  • Climate justice
  • Intersectional and structural inequalities
  • Governance and citizenship
  • Contestation
  • Socio-technical imaginaries and normative projects for social change
  • Research collaborations

This year’s annual conference (our 6th) is the first during the new phase of funding under DFID’s Transforming Energy Access programme. In this, the LCEDN has a role in consolidating existing relationships and collaborations among relevant UK academics and researchers, policy communities, NGOs and the private sector, and is extending partnerships in the global south for skills development. This conference is an opportunity to network, learn and develop partnerships across sectors.

The full programme is available HERE.

Registration for the conference is open until the deadline of Thursday 7th September at 13:00 GMT – please register here.