Sustainable Infrastructure Projects:
October 2020 - October 2021
The purpose of this call was to build the capacity of engineering practice and policy to integrate, build on and improve the landscape for sustainable and resilient infrastructure in East Africa. Four projects were awarded in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.
UK Partner: TRL Ltd
Integrating REsilience and SUstainability in the pLanning for infrasTructure projectS in Uganda (RESULTS)
This project involves the development of resilience and sustainability requirements and indicators to contribute to infrastructure devleopment policy in Uganda. The focus will be on transport in the first year, with the potential to extend to energy, and water and sanitiation in the second year.
UK Partner: University College London (UCL)
Integrated and Inclusive Infrastructure Framework (3IF) for Kenya
This project is an impact-focused research approach to develop, test, and disseminate a set of principles and practices designed to integrate a broad range of social, economic, and health-related goals to infrastructure. The initiative will start with slum upgrading, where there is broad consensus for urgent change. 3IF will be tailored to government, civil society, built environment institutions, and the private setor to coalesce perspectives on sustainable and inclusive infrastructure for upgrading, and a pathway towards its implementation.
UK Partner: University of the West of England, and University of the Highlands and Islands
Capacity building towards an integrated resources platform for renewable energy access in Kenya
This project aims to build a one-stop information hub for users of renewable energy, service providers, entrepreneurs, researchers, professionals, innovators and the business community. As part of the project, a digital platform will be built to host:
- technical data on renewable energy sources in the region
- data on technical services
- data on available products in the market
- information on best practice in renewable energy
- policy, regulations and guidelines on renewable energy
UK Partner: Arup
A Toolkit for Built Environment Practitioners to Measure and Reduce Embodied Carbon in Rwanda
This project will provide built environment professionals with the tools and knowledge to make climate-smart decisions. The project is focused on measuring and reducing embodied carbon emissions. The project will complement similar work being performed in Rwanda, mainly by the Green Building Minimum Compliance System, which focuses on reducing operational resources. The primary outcome from the first year is a Guidance and Toolkit package which will enable built environment professionals to measure and reduce embodied carbon emissions.