Project Summary

The Energy Poverty PIRE in Southern Africa (EPPSA) is a 5-year program funded by the National Science Foundation’s Partnerships in International Research and Education (PIRE) program. We have three broad objectives: 1) Evaluate the environmental and human well-being impacts of real-world energy poverty interventions 2) Investigate the social, demographic, and spatial dimensions of energy poverty and consider the optimal scale of interventions to maximize environmental benefits and human well-being 3) Train over 70 postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate researchers in interdisciplinary collaborative research in low resource settings. For more information click here.


Jagger, P (P.I.), Emch, M (CoPI), Entwisle, B (CoPI). PIRE: Confronting Energy Poverty: Building an Interdisciplinary Evidence Base, Network, and Capacity for Transformative Change, National Science Foundation, OISE-1743741, $4,790,728, 2018-2022.