When the first seminar was conducted, the enthusiasm was high based on the number of questions asked and the useful comments provided. This level of response demonstrated their appreciation of evidence based research. Emanating from this workshop was the recommendation to develop the new policy on the lines of the Departments in the Directorate namely; Power Generation, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. In this respect, I will continue to engage with the Departments to identify key issues and reflect on available and relevant case studies.
The DRUSSA fellowship has enabled me to acquire new knowledge and information more readily, about what is happening in MEMD and the Energy Sector at large. As such I am better informed and thus able to provide more relevant and current examples as I lecture, especially in the MSc Renewable Energy module on Energy Policy and Planning. These include; climate change mitigation (NAMAs), the biomass energy strategy, the new rural electrification strategy and plan, renewable energy, energy efficiency and power generation initiatives and sector performance reports. I can also identify research areas that are relevant and can contribute to new policy directions in the sector.