In late 2015, I was a volunteer for Renewable World in Kenya, and wrote a series of blogs about my time there. You can find them on Renewable World’s website, here:
First impressions of a mzungu arriving in Nairobi.
Describes Nairobi’s nightlife and local perceptions of ‘skewed priorities’ among international NGOs and agencies in Africa.
Describes a visit to several poor communities along the shores of Lake Victoria, to see the difference clean reliable energy was making to their lives.
Outlines the importance of community mobilisation, capacity-building and entrepreneurship in tackling poverty, and describes my role in developing Renewable World’s Community Implementation Model.
Reflections after a tour of the United Nations regional headquarters in Nairobi and a visit to East Africa’s largest slum, Kibera.
Photo credits: courtesy of Renewable World, taken at various locations in Homa Bay County and Migori County, Kenya, September 2015.