09 October 2024 09:3017:00

Building a network to think and work politically on the green energy transition in the Global South


On 9 October 2024 from 9:30 – 17:30 CET, ECDPM, with TWP and The Policy Practice, is organising an invitation-only event on green energy transition in the Global South.

Although the politics of the energy transition are often acknowledged by practitioners, they are not always explicitly or sufficiently addressed in the design of reform programmes and external support. 

This invitation-only event will bring together practitioners and funders working on the energy transition in the Global South with members of the Thinking and Working Politically (TWP) Community of Practice. The aim is to explore how political economy analysis and related tools can be used to identify the incentives and influence of key actors with a role in the energy transition, and to suggest politically feasible pathways towards a just energy transition in countries in the Global South.

The proposed one-day event will gather 30 people for a mix of networking and discussion with a mix of funders, practitioners and researchers. We hope that this will then form the basis for a continuing TWP network on the politics of the green energy transition.  
The event will be framed around three main components :

  • Thinking politically – discussing findings from Ghana, Zambia, Vietnam, South Africa and Mexico to highlight the benefits of analysing the political economy of the energy transition in specific contexts
  • Working politically – discussing how to use political economy analysis in design and implementation of energy transition initiatives, building on the experiences of implementers and funders. 
  • Looking forward – discussing what would make a Green Energy Transition -TWP Network relevant and useful, and the next big policy/political economy research questions to explore. 

After the event, a short policy brief will be written by The Policy Practice and ECDPM that summarises the key conclusions from the discussions and charts potential ways forward. 

ECDPM staff involved