Publications

PARTICIPIA project activities have led to several publications, including scientific articles, conference proceedings, and bachelor theses.

Scientific papers and conference proceedings

The outputs listed below are the result of the joint development of cross-modular guiding case studies for use as teaching material in the PARTICIPIA Master's program/specialisation. These case studies represent local applications of the participatory integrated approach to promoting energy access and efficiency offered by the Master's program/modules.

South Africa case study focusing on informal urban settlements:

Kovacic Z, Smit S, Musango JK, Brent AC & Giampietro M (2016). Probing uncertainty levels of electrification in informal urban settlements: A case from South Africa. Habitat International, vol. 56, pp. 212-221. DOI: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2016.06.002

Kovacic Z & Giampietro M (2017). Between theory and quantification: An integrated analysis of metabolic patterns of informal urban settlements. Energy Policy, vol. 100, pp. 377–386. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2016.06.047

Smit S, Musango JK, Kovacic Z & Brent AC (2017). Conceptualising slum in an urban African context. Cities, vol. 62, pp. 107–119. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2016.12.018

Smit S, Musango JK, Kovacic Z & Brent AC (2016). An investigation into energy flows in urban slums in an African context. In: Proceedings of the 2nd SASEI International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC), 25-28 October 2016, Gaborone, Botswana (ISBN: 978-99968-541-7), pp. 33-42.

Botswana case study focusing on rural areas:

Kiravu C, Magole L, Bukkens SGF, Diaz Maurin F, Jeffrey AM & Giampietro M (2016). The Mokolodi village PARTICIPIA Case Study. In: Proceedings of the 2nd SASEI International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC), 25-28 October 2016, Gaborone, Botswana (ISBN: 978-99968-541-7), pp. 213-236.

Namibia case study focusing on the national level:

Gope G, Amunyela J & Okorie M (2016). An integrated accounting approach to energy supply and end-use in Namibia. In: Proceedings of the 2nd SASEI International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC), 25-28 October 2016, Gaborone, Botswana (ISBN: 978-99968-541-7), pp. 47-56.

PARTICIPIA in general:

Kiravu C, Magole L, Bukkens SGF, Diaz Maurin F, Jeffrey AM & Giampietro M (2016). Participatory integrated assessment of energy systems to promote energy access and energy efficiency. In: Proceedings of the 2nd SASEI International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC), 25-28 October 2016, Gaborone, Botswana (ISBN: 978-99968-541-7), pp. 187-212.

Bachelor theses

The Bachelor theses listed below are fruit of the collaboration among the PARTICIPIA (Associate) Partners and build on the ideas and material developed for the PARTICIPIA Master modules.

Miguel Castro Gómez, June 2015, "Estudio sobre producción solar en Namibia mediante Sistemas de Información Geográfica." Grado en Ciencias Ambientales, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencas. Supervisors: Felipe Yunta y José Antonio Rodríguez (UAM), in collaboration with Maduako Okori (NUST). ESRI award (edition 2014/2015) for best Bachelor thesis.

Ángela María Zapata Bastidas, June 2015, "Estudio de una población en Botsuana mediante cartografía participativa y Sistemas de Información Geográfica." Grado en Ciencias Ambientales, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencas. Supervisors: Felipe Yunta y José Antonio Rodríguez (UAM), in collaboration with the University of Botswana team.

Wayiti Lukas Ntjinano, June 2015, "Metabolic Patterns of Energy Supply and Use in Namibia: A Focus on Electricity." A final year research project report in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Electrical Power at the Polytechnic of Namibia, School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Supervisor: Gideon Gope, Polytechnic of Namibia (NUST).

María Soriano Embid, June 2016, "Los Sistemas de Información Geográfica aplicados al estudio de la producción de energía eólica en Namibia." Grado en Ciencias Ambientales, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencas. Supervisors: Felipe Yunta y José Antonio Rodríguez (UAM), in collaboration with Maduako Okori (NUST).

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