SAMSET - Model Inputs
SAMSET LEAP model inputs preparation in Excel.
Urbanisation rates in Africa are the highest in the world, and in
most Sub-Saharan countries service delivery is inadequate to keep up
with the needs. African populations remain amongst the poorest in the
world, and efforts to achieve the energy-related dimensions of the
Millennium Development Goals s have in most cases not had significant
impact on urban populations.
The situation can be summarised as one where much urban energy
transformation research does not understand the detailed organisational
dynamics and constraints in cities and therefore is often of limited
use; where there is a gap between policy and implementation; where
capacity within local/national government departments involved in energy
and urban development is inadequate in the face of increasing
challenges; and where modes of knowledge transfer are not effective in
facilitating sustainable energy transitions in cities.
SAMSET seeks to develop a knowledge exchange framework for supporting local and national bodies involved in municipal energy planning in the effective transition to sustainable energy use in urban areas. Through close partnering with six cities in three African countries (Ghana, Uganda and South Africa), the project aims to develop an information base from which to support cities, undertake direct support for cities around strategy development and priority initiatives, and facilitate knowledge exchange and capacity building.