Kweku Koranteng

PhD Candidate, School of Public Leadership

kkorenteng@sun.ac.za

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Field of research

  • Urban energy transitions
  • Transdisciplinary Research
  • Social Enterprise Development
  • ICTs and Development

Profile

Kweku’s interest is heavily influenced by the persistent dysfunctional development in Africa, resulting from a fixation on western/top-down/government led development as opposed to self-organization and socially led innovations and interventions. He is exploring how embedded/bottom-up/sustainable research methodologies designed within the framework of complex social systems can provide remedies in bridging these dysfunctional gaps. He is embarking on this radical goal by examining the implications of global energy transitions on urban energy systems in sub-Saharan Africa.

Prior to joining the center, he worked with a number of research think tank and development agencies such as UNDP-Ghana, British Council – Ghana, Ghana Cocoa Bod, World Cocoa Foundation, Overseas Development Institute – UK and Research ICT Africa -South Africa in various research capacities. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Political Science, MBA in Management Information Systems and a MSc in Climate Change and Sustainable Development from the University of Ghana.

CST Research Group:

  1. Urban Transitions
  2. Renewable Energy for Transitions (RE4T)

CST Projects:

  • Implications of global energy transitions on urban energy systems in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Governance of urban transitions