Rural development

This study advances SDGs 7, 9 and 12 by evaluating the environmental sustainability of biomass utilisation for small-scale power generation in rural communities, with a focus on the Southeast Asian context. Rice and coconut residues are considered for direct combustion and gasification, and livestock manure for anaerobic digestion. The results of this study are expected to support the development of sustainable bioenergy in off-grid rural communities as well as those that aim for greater energy independence.
This case study uses survey and satellite data to help better protect those working in agriculture in Kenya and Tanzania against drought and climate change, helping to advance SDG 2 and 13.
This journal article addresses goals 9, 14, and 15 by assessing country-level overlaps between planned infrastructure expansion, infrastructure-threatened biodiversity, and national biodiversity compensation policies.
This journal article addresses goals 15, 9, and 8 by discussing ethical, practical, and regulatory reasons why development projects applying the mitigation hierarchy should consider related social impacts.

International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70, October 2019. 

Directly contributing to SDGs 3 (Good Health and Well-being), 4 (Quality Education) and 5 (Clean Water and Sanitation), this Elsevier Atlas award winning article examines the effects of school toilet provision on the primary-school attendance rate in Kenya.

Environmental Challenge, August 2019.

RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers, has announced the winners of the 2019 RELX Environmental Challenge. The Challenge supports innovative solutions to improve SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation).

Journal of Business Venturing,  In Press, Available online 14 June 2019. 

Directly contributing to SDGs 1 (no poverty), 3 (good health and well-being) and 8 (decent work and economic growth), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning article offers an understanding of the processes whereby entrepreneurship can improve life circumstances in poverty contexts.

The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 517-518.

Directly contributing to SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), this perspective piece discusses sociocultural constructs and patterns within sub-Saharan Africa surrounding cancer. There remains a stigma around cancer which continuous to risk women with cancer loosing their source of livelihood or family support.

Biodiversity of Pantepui: The Pristine “Lost World” of the Neotropical Guiana Highlands, 2019, Pages 403-417

This book chapter addresses goals 13 and 15 by summarising studies carried out to date aimed at estimating the potential impact of the projected global warming by the end of this century on the Pantepui biota, particularly on vascular plants.

A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Energy Systems With Special Focus on Photovoltaic Systems, 2018, Pages 81-107.

This chapter advances goals 9 and 7 by discussing sustainable solar energy generation and storage for rural sub-Saharan Africa in the context of the ‘circular economy’.