A Just Transition for Africa: Championing a Fair and Prosperous Pathway to Net Zero

Published by the Institute for Global Change 14 October 2021 By Gareth Walsh, Imad Ahmed, Jonathan Said, Martim Faria e Maya with a foreword by Tony Blair Our Time to Zero In series makes the case for an inclusive transition to net zero that focuses on people, fairness, technology, markets and communities. This paper seeks to share insights and recommendations with policymakers in high-income countries on how they can better partner with their counterparts in Africa, to deliver on development for the continent while mitigating climate change and its worst impacts. It draws on the experience of the Tony Blair Institute in … Continue reading A Just Transition for Africa: Championing a Fair and Prosperous Pathway to Net Zero

My upcoming book

“Imad Ahmed has written a fascinating and meticulously researched book on Zambia, which details the various challenges posed by hydroelectric power. This book is a must-read for all interested in Zambia and energy policy in the developing world.” Continue reading My upcoming book

The impact decades-long dependence on hydropower in El Nino prone Zambia is having on carbon emissions through diesel backup generation

D’Maris Coffman, Graham Sianjase, Priti Parikh and I have published a journal paper in Environmental Research Letters under the title above. For this article, we make available the primary data our team of enumerators (Johanna Mwila, Beauty Nkosha, Tapiwa Janda, Nandi Ngwenye and Mundia Kayamba) helped us collect in the above Excel file. We do this to allow for scrutiny of our findings. We will disclose more data collected and analysis once we have published our findings pertaining to the additional data. The data available is GDPR compliant. The pdf of the article can be accessed here. Abstract Emissions associated … Continue reading The impact decades-long dependence on hydropower in El Nino prone Zambia is having on carbon emissions through diesel backup generation

Explaining Rwanda’s prioritisation of rural electrification over rural clean drinking water through institutional path dependency

Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier Volume 54, September 2020, Pages 186-201https://doi.org/10.1016/j.strueco.2020.05.001 Highlights • Rural electrification as an economic asset had not been questioned until 2017; • Categorisation of potable water as an amenity persists; • The World Bank pursues … Continue reading Explaining Rwanda’s prioritisation of rural electrification over rural clean drinking water through institutional path dependency

Increasing tariffs to prevent another electricity crisis in Zambia

International Growth Centre blogs Shivani Haria and Imaduddin Ahmed | 1 April, 2020 Zambia’s state-owned power utility company, ZESCO, is consistently struggling to meet demand, plunging Zambia into one electricity crisis after another. The Government of Zambia’s acceptance of ZESCO’s application to increase tariffs is a step in the right direction. Access to reliable power remains a problem across sub-Saharan Africa. The latest data from the World Bank’s Enterprise Surveys, show that 76.2% of firms in the region still experience electrical outages, on average 8.3 times a month. This has forced over half the firms in sub-Saharan Africa into owning … Continue reading Increasing tariffs to prevent another electricity crisis in Zambia

What have the Lib Dems ever done for Britain?

By Imaduddin Ahmed | Tue 26th November 2019 – 8:35 am What besides leading the campaign against Brexit have the Lib Dems ever done for Britain? John Stuart Mill, a Liberal MP, was the second of his House to call for women’s … Continue reading What have the Lib Dems ever done for Britain?

The Continuing Story of Brexit

Interviews with Trialeti TV & Through the News Oct 22, 2019 | Irina | Through the News “Trick or treat?” might be the classic Halloween question but on October 31, 2019 the festivities are expected to take a different turn at least in one place in the world – in the United Kingdom the big question this Halloween is “Deal or no deal?” as Brexit, the 3-year-long process of leaving the EU is officially set to happen on that day. Or so it is said in the papers. In reality, Brexit of today is a political mess which too many … Continue reading The Continuing Story of Brexit