Dr Long Seng To hosted a workshop on Community Energy Resilience on 24-25 October, bringing together research partners from Malawi, Nepal and the UK as part of her RAEng Engineering for Development Fellowship. The workshop focused on sharing experiences across the three countries, identifying the most important dimensions of community energy resilience and identifying qualitative and quantitative measures for community energy resilience.
She also delivered a talk on 23 October as part of the Fellowship Inaugural Lecture Series. In this talk, she highlighted the need for solutions that build on local capacity and include different stakeholders and knowledges. She drew on her current work with communities in Nepal and Malawi which starts from an understanding of the existing resilience strategies that communities use to gain or maintain access to energy. The talk ended with some reflections on technological innovation, the impact that research can make and the emerging field of Humanitarian Engineering.
A recording of the inaugural lecture is available here.