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Dr Simon Bawakyillenuo
Innocent S.K. Agbelie
Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER),
University of...
Prevailing urbanization Trends in Africa and implications
2
“70 per cent of all African urban population
growth will be in...
Mandates of local authorities and existing capacity
vis-à-vis energy governance
• African cities are faced with rapid urba...
Mandates and level of local gov’t control in Ghana
Energy-related
mandate
Activities Level of Local
government control
Hou...
Not sustainable
More sustainable
SAMSET Project’s Entry Point
 Local government
is an essential
player in the
energy transition
process and,
needs capacit...
SAMSET…
SAMSET Objectives:
•Promoting the implementation of the Municipality’s
sustainable energy and climate resilience w...
SAMSET Project implementation Approach
• Data collection exercise in Uganda (Kasese
and Jinja) and South Africa (Cape Town...
Key Emerging Issues from SAMSET-Ghana
implementation
• Capacity Development in Munics:Capacity Development in Munics:
• Co...
Thank You
Contact details:
bawasius@isser.edu.gh
sefinno@gmail.com
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Webinar 5 | Jul-16 | The Place of Local Government in Sustainable Energy Transition: Perspectives of SAMSET

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Dr Simon Bawakyillenuo & Innocent S.K. Agbelie

Addressing Energy Governance: Questions of Scale and Scope

This webinar brings together researchers working on energy governance issues from a range of projects funded under two different DFID initiatives. These initiatives are the EPSRC/DFID/DECC funded Understading Sustainable Energy Solutions (USES) programme whose 13 projects are networked under the USES Network (http://www.lcedn.com/uses) and the DFID-funded Gender and Energy research programme which is managed by Energia (http://www.energia.org/research).

Issues that will be covered in the webinar include: the roles of local government and political decentralization in energy governance; the political economy of energy sector dynamics and decision-making processes; Energy sector reform and fossil-fuel subsidization and the role of cities and municipalities in sustainable energy transitions.

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Webinar 5 | Jul-16 | The Place of Local Government in Sustainable Energy Transition: Perspectives of SAMSET

  1. 1. Dr Simon Bawakyillenuo Innocent S.K. Agbelie Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana Addressing Energy Governance: Questions of Scale and Scope Webinar 18th July, 2016; GotoWebinar
  2. 2. Prevailing urbanization Trends in Africa and implications 2 “70 per cent of all African urban population growth will be in smaller cities and those with populations of less than half a million. This is where the real urban transition of Africa is taking place.” (UN-HABITAT 2010) …as long as cities and local authorities are not put in a position to take initiatives and be at the forefront of actions to make African cities more inclusive, competitive, sustainable, safer and better managed, there is little chance that Africa will overcome the challenges posed by rapid urbanization. (Cities Alliance, 2013:10) Population: Urban settlements over 50,000 (Year 2000)
  3. 3. Mandates of local authorities and existing capacity vis-à-vis energy governance • African cities are faced with rapid urban population growth, increasing energy demand pressures in the face of lagging energy infrastructure. • Most local governments’ mandates are relevant to a more sustainable energy development, but lack explicitness in the midst of technical capacity challenges to implement sustainable energy initiatives. • Challenges with energy governance at the local level in Ghana – Lack of full operationalisation of the decentralisation system in Ghana – Municipal authorities’ limited mandates on energy infrastructure development and supply – Frequent movement of personnel by central authority – Traditional land ownership and distribution patterns • Disruption of municipal layouts and planning – Paucity of energy data at the local level Structure of the District Assembly DISTRICT ASSEMBLY Public Relations & Complaints Committee Executive Committee Social Services Sub-Comm Works Sub-Comm Financial & Admin. Sub-Comm Justice & Security Sub-Comm Dev’t Planning Sub-Comm
  4. 4. Mandates and level of local gov’t control in Ghana Energy-related mandate Activities Level of Local government control Housing and town planning Building control Medium (by-laws) Government housing delivery Non-existence Transport and spatial planning Town planning High Public transport services Low (National) Private vehicle (licensing, monitoring) Medium (Shared) Bus and taxi ranks High Urban roads, cycle and pedestrian walkway Low (National) Public facilities Street and traffic lighting Medium (Shared) Municipal and other public buildings High Utilities/services Electricity production and distribution Non-existence Decentralised RE generation Low (National) Petroleum product supply Non-existence Water supply services Medium (Shared) Refuse collection High Environment and public sanitation Environmental protection Medium (Shared) Economic development Local economic development / trade & industry High
  5. 5. Not sustainable
  6. 6. More sustainable
  7. 7. SAMSET Project’s Entry Point  Local government is an essential player in the energy transition process and, needs capacity enhancement to play its roles effectively.  Local government is an essential player in the energy transition process and, needs capacity enhancement to play its roles effectively.
  8. 8. SAMSET… SAMSET Objectives: •Promoting the implementation of the Municipality’s sustainable energy and climate resilience work •Learning how best to support sustainable urban energy transitions in fast-urbanising Sub-Saharan Africa, and disseminating information on this SAMSET Activities: –Provision of training and capacity building –Provision of support, including planning, strategy and specific technical support –Sharing lessons between municipalities –Profile the achievements of the Municipality nationally, Africa-wide, and internationally –Developing an improved Knowledge Exchange Framework
  9. 9. SAMSET Project implementation Approach • Data collection exercise in Uganda (Kasese and Jinja) and South Africa (Cape Town and Polokwane) – SoE, Modelling and Futures reports produced – Sustainable Strategy building commenced Urban Areas: Sustainable Energy Transition Support State of Energy LEAP Modelling Sustain. Energy Strategy Develop strategy Energy futures reports Knowledge Exchange Framework Capacity Building Network meetings workshop Masters course All SAMSET countries involved
  10. 10. Key Emerging Issues from SAMSET-Ghana implementation • Capacity Development in Munics:Capacity Development in Munics: • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Course • Network meetings held in SAMSET countries • Conference attendance and networking • In-country activities • Engagements in data collection processes • Mini workshops • Energy Development Initiatives:Energy Development Initiatives: • Energy Data at local level: SoE reports for ASEM and GEM • Energy strategies in MTDPs of munics • Writing of proposals to attract energy dev’t grants • Implementation of ‘low-hanging’ projects eg sensitization underway in munics • Knowledge Exchange:Knowledge Exchange: • Data collection processes and collaboration with munic officials • Stakeholder engagements • Municipality engagements • Data validation workshops • Learning from other SAMSET partners from other countries
  11. 11. Thank You Contact details: bawasius@isser.edu.gh sefinno@gmail.com

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