In this episode of Sanford's Ways & Means podcast – New research into how solar mini-grids could change lives for farmers in Ethiopia, and why that matters for the climate as a whole. This is the fifth episode in the “Climate Change Solutions” series, where we look at surprising answers to the question of what we can do to help cool a rapidly heating planet.
- Jonathan Phillips, Director, James E. Rogers Energy Access Project at Duke University
- Rahel Bekele, Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, DREAM Project Team Member
- Marc Jeuland, faculty member at Duke Sanford School of Public Policy and Duke Global Health Institute, Principal investigator DREAM Project
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- DREAM Project Collaborators: The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP), Ethiopian Ministry of Water and Energy, Ministry of Irrigation and Lowlands, Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Institute, Rockefeller Foundation, African Development Bank, Haramaya University, and Veritas Consulting
Duke Sanford graduate students Solomon Ayehu and Yared Asfaw voiced Ethiopian farmer translations
Duke student Joy Liu designed the artwork for the season.
Season 8 of Ways & Means is made possible thanks to support from the Office of the Provost at Duke University. Find out more about the Duke Climate Commitment.
About the Ways & Means Climate Change Solutions Series
Ways & Means Climate Change Solutions is a six-part series of podcasts. All episodes are hosted by journalists, and include storytelling from around the world. Episodes include:
- Paying for a Healthy Planet - how economics can help slow deforestation
- Getting Strategic with Solar - how to get the best bang for our buck when it comes to solar incentives
- Greener Pastures - the search for climate-friendly ways to raise animals
- How Cleaner Cookstoves Can Help Build a Healthier Planet - come along on a research trip to rural Kenya
Duke Climate Commitment
Season 8 of Ways & Means is made possible thanks to support from the Office of the Provost at Duke University. This collaboration reflects the Duke Climate Commitment, which unites the university’s education, research, operations, and public service missions to address the climate crisis. The commitment builds on Duke’s longstanding leadership in climate, energy, and sustainability to educate a new generation of climate-fluent innovators and create equitable solutions for all