Flavia Martha Ajambo
Public Relations Officer, Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation, Makerere University, Uganda
Renewable energy technologies have an enormous potential in Uganda and that potential can be realized at a reasonable cost. One of the most effective ways to get affordable, abundant renewables is to capture and share knowledge (skills, experience and understanding) that can be used to improve research, raise awareness, and overcome barriers to the increased use of renewable energy. Sharing knowledge also helps to improve industry capability and streamline the process for delivering renewable energy projects. This will ultimately increase renewable energy usage in Uganda and make it more affordable. We share knowledge with industry, researchers, financiers and investors, governments and regulators, and use this knowledge to develop renewable energy technologies that are best suited to Uganda’s diverse geography as well as the energy needs of our households and businesses. We also provide relevant information and evidence to develop better policies and projects that can lead Uganda to a sustainable future. Kampala Knowledge City can support this vision of the future.