My name is Iwona and I'm a Research Manager at BBOXX- the next generation utility company specialising in off-grid solar energy across Sub-Saharan Africa, and concurrently a Post-Doctoral Researcher at ISULabaNtu project in South Africa. I have previously worked on energy and water and sanitation projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America with Engineers without Borders; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects with Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, as well as community development and livelihoods projects in Madagascar (SEED) and Ecuador (Phoenix). My background is in sociology, anthropology and development planning. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Glasgow, my Masters degree from the Development Planning Unit at University College London (UCL) and my PhD in Energy at UCL.
My key interests are in energy access and particularly access to renewable energy sources in off-grid communities across Rwanda, East Africa and wider Sub-Saharan Africa. I strongly believe energy is an enabler and a human right, just like access to water and sanitation. It's a necessary service for the creation of social and economic prosperity and well-being. That's why I'm passionate about it.
You can learn more about my work by reading my blogs and learning about the projects I have worked on, in addition to checking out my publications.
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