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LCEDN host 90 international delegates in Nairobi

Geography colleagues from the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network, Ed Brown, Jon Cloke, Long Seng To and Joni Cook were recently in Nakuru, Nairobi to organise and chair the annual USES workshop; USES is their EPSRC/DFID funded research programme bringing together 13 projects working on Understanding Sustainable Energy Solutions which the LCEDN manages. They welcomed around 90 delegates from a wide range of countries for three days of discussions, debates and community project visits, participants included the Kenyan Secretary of the Environment Ministry. In addition, they held meetings with the two solar nano-grid communities and local partners SCODE over plans to grow the systems in both communities and reach out into further communities via a joint venture between Loughborough and SCODE.