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2015-07-28 | News

Small Kenyan hydro research gets global exposure

The work by Mary Karumba, a doctoral researcher at the University of Cape Town’s Environmental Research Policy Unit (EPRU) in South Africa, recently received some international coverage when the Heinrich Boll Foundation (HBF) ran a column on the work she is doing in her home country.

Small scale hydro has become a viable way for rural Kenyans to electrify their homes, which is often more affordable and practical than connecting to the national grid.

Karumba is analysing many such schemes in Kenya, in order to understand why some schemes have thrived, while others have failed.

Read the column run by HBF, the Germany-based international civil society group, here.