Researchers under the Africa-UK Trilateral Research Chair on Mainstreaming Gender for Energy Security in Poor Urban Environments (GENS) participated in a quintessential and synergizing workshop between the 9-13 March 2020 at the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, Brunel University London. The attendance of the workshop was graced with the Chairholder, Prof Josephine Kaviti Musango from Stellenbosch University, the Principal Investigators in the Trilateral Research, Dr Fabrizio Ceschin of Brunel University London, and Dr Amollo Ambole from the University of Nairobi. Also present was Dr Aine Petrulaityte of Brunel University London and Dr Benjamin Batinge from Stellenbosch University, both postdoctoral research fellows in GENS.
The team worked on driving GENS overall objective, setting timelines for specific tasks, clarifying institutional roles, integrating the different work packages, and building the capacity of the team to co-design to achieve the project goals. They also toured the Design Department to witness some of the tools and equipment the students use to design prototype for their projects.