Remidius Ruhinduka, a lecturer and EfD research fellow at the University of Dar Es Salaam, participated in a short-term visiting fellowship with CEGA-EASST at UC Berkeley from April 18-22, 2016. Over the course of the week, Dr. Ruhinduka was able to meet with CEGA faculty across UC Berkeley and Stanford University to discuss research and potential avenues for collaboration.
On Tuesday, April 19th, Dr. Ruhinduka presented his paper, "Credit, LPG Stove Adoption and Charcoal Consumption: Evidence from a Randomised Controlled Trial" at the Development Economics seminar lunch at UC Berkeley. The study, a randomised controlled trial to identify the impact of relaxing households’ liquidity constraints on LPG stove adoption and charcoal use in urban Tanzania, highlights the importance of relaxing households’ financial constraints and improving access to credit to encourage urban households to switch to clean energy sources and save the remaining forest resources of Africa.
For more details http://www.easst-collaborative.org/blog/archives/04-2016