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Empowering through Light: Women and Solar Home Systems in Rural Bihar, India

last modified Jun 05, 2017 05:02 PM
ESD MPhil student 2015-16, Shivi Chandna, has research published in Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange
 Empowering through Light: Women and Solar Home Systems in Rural Bihar, India

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Shivi Chandna (ESD MPhil 15-16) completed her dissertation research on energy and gender in rural areas. Her work has been published as an article in CUSPE. For full article see: http://www.cuspe.org/empowering-through-light-women-and-solar-home-systems-in-rural-bihar-india/

 

Key Themes of the Course

Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.