MIASA offers both public lecture series as well as individual guest lectures. The MIASA Public Lecture Series are organized by Interdisciplinary Fellow Groups (IFGs) in collaboration with partner institutes at the University of Ghana. Each series is dedicated to a particular topic, which is discussed by the fellows of the individual IFGs from the point of view of their disciplines and research areas. The MIASA Public Lecture series are primarily directed to faculty, students and non-academic staff of the University of Ghana but also open to the wider public.

Academic Year 2020/21, 1st Term:

MIASA Virtual Public Lecture Series on "The Governance of Sustainable Energy Transitions in the Global South" (IFG 4 Public Lecture Series), in collaboration with the Institute of Statistical and Economic Research (ISSER)

15 October 2020

An off-grid solar frontier: the scalar geographies of the photovoltaic turn in Ghana

Dr. Paul Munro, University of New South Wales

22 October 2020

Sociotechnical typologies for national energy transitions

Dr. Norbert Edomah, Pan-Atlantic University Lagos

29 October 2020 The evolving role of finance in renewable electricity systems in Senegal

Dr. Lucy Baker, University of Sussex

5 November 2020

Barriers to sustainable electrical energy transition in Ghana

Dr. Paul Osei Tutu, Kwame Nkrumah University of Technology Kumasi

12 November 2020

Gendering energy, representation and the political ecology of an electric energy transition in Ghana

Dr. Naaborle Sackeyfio, Miami University of Ohio

19 November 2020

The political economy of renewable energy in Ghana: The role of donors and domestic priorities

Dr. Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen, Danish Institute of International Studies Copenhagen

26 November 2020

Policy Analysis of Household Transitions to Clean Cooking Fuel Use in Ghana

Dr. Aba Obrumah Crentsil, University of Ghana

3 December 2020

Endogenous Innovation and Sustainable Energy Transitions in West Africa: A Conceptual Framework

Dr. Diran Soumonni, Wits Business School

10 December 2020

Energy transition and challenges of bakeries’ cooking choices in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Dr. Salimata Berté, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques, Côte d’Ivoire



Previous Public Lecture Series:

MIASA Public Lecture Series on "Parliaments and Democracy in Africa" (IFG 2 Lecture Series) in collaboration with the Department of Political Science (2019)

MIASA Public Lecture Series on "Migration, Mobility, and Forced Displacement" (IFG 1 Lecture Series) in collaboration with the Centre for Migration Studies (CMS) (2019)