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Susann Stritzke

Renewable Energy Enthusiast and Research Associate

Imagine a never-ending power-cut, or getting a sore throat because your light at home is coming from a kerosene candle. For over 600 million people in Africa, this is the daily reality as they do not have reliable access to electricity, especially in rural communities. I want to help to change that through my research, which is looking for sustainable and clean energy solutions for unelectrified households in Zambia. Although I am a political scientist, my work is very interdisciplinary, covering technical, financial, social and environmental issues. I have been working with rural communities in Zambia for many years and through my projects, I engage with many partners worldwide to solve the complex challenges around energy access.

Find out more:

YouTube video: Energy access and off grid electrification sub Saharan Africa

Report: Electricity for Integrated Rural Development