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N. Mohlakoana PhD (Nthabi)

Researcher

About Me

A researcher in the field of energy policy and gender, working towards finding solutions that address and lead to the eradication of energy poverty experienced by women and men in low-income urban and rural areas in the global south.

Expertise

Energy
Energy
Alternative Energy
University
Gender Mainstreaming
Woman
Climate Change
Conference
Finance
Industry
Enterprise
Network
International
Food
Practice
Energy Industry
Climate

Research

Research and Project Coordination mainly focusing on research that influences policy making and implementation. My current research focuses on the 'Productive Uses of Energy in the Informal Food Sector' to assess the influence of energy use and the gender dynamics surrounding the female and male owned enterprises in three African countries.

This project is part of the ENERGIA Gender and Energy Research Programme supported by DFID (UK Aid). The University of Twente and its consortium partners boast a number of high ranking researchers who bring their expertise that range from gender and energy research, energy poverty research, policy analysis, informal enterprise development research, energy use in informal enterprises. 

The project aims to apply a gender perspective to explore the changes that may be brought by use of Modern Energy Services (MESs) both within the enterprise itself and whether or not these are reflected in the household of the enterprise owner or employee. The project also aims to assess the extent (if at all) to which these energy changes in enterprises influence women’s economic and social empowerment.

Past research (for PhD qualification) includes a focus on analyzing the implementation of the Free Basic Alternative Energy (FBAE) policy in the rural areas of the OR Tambo District in South Africa. The study reveals, among various issues, the complexities of implementing this policy for all actors involved. The thesis is titled: 'Implementing the South African Free Basic Alternative Energy Policy: A Dynamic Actor Interaction' - and can be downloaded here: http://doc.utwente.nl/93045/1/thesis_N_Mohlakoana.pdf

In South Africa, I have worked as a researcher at the highly reputable institutions such as the University of Cape Town and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). 


 

Publications

Recent Articles
de Groot, J., Mohlakoana, N., & Bressers, H. (2017). Food for the city: access to energy and the gender dynamics affecting street-food vendors in South Africa. Paper presented at RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017, London, United Kingdom.
Bressers, J. T. A., Mohlakoana, N., & de Groot, J. (2017). Modern energy services and micro-enterprises: Energy sources, business development and gender implications. Paper presented at Sustainable Development in Africa, Enschede, Netherlands.
Bressers, J. T. A., Mohlakoana, N., & de Groot, J. (2017). Modern energy services and micro-enterprises: Energy sources, business development and gender implications. Paper presented at SDG and Sustainable Supply Chains in the post-global economy, Egham, United Kingdom.
Mohlakoana, N., de Groot, J., Knox, A., & Bressers, J. T. A. (2017). Productive Uses of Energy: Gender and the Informal Sector. Paper presented at The 6th World Sustainability Forum, Cape Town, South Africa.
Clancy, J. S., Dutta, S., Mohlakoana, N., Rojas, A. V., & Matinga, M. N. (2015). The predicament of women. In L. Guruswamy (Ed.), International energy and poverty: the emerging contours (pp. 24-38). Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9781315762203

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 1129
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  1129
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands