In Ethiopia, the productive use of electricity will be key to achieve national targets of universal electrification. This study identifies opportunities to electrify agricultural productive uses in Ethiopia and explores prevalent activities, community practices, and economic returns that indicate the potential benefits for rural communities.
Patience is part of theAfrica, Islands, and Southeast Asia Program (SEED) which works with governments, utilities, development partners, and the private sector in sub-Saharan Africa to drive affordable, efficient, and resilient energy systems for energy access and economic development.
Her work currently revolves around productive use of electricity as a means for improved sustainability of rural electrification systems.
Prior to joining RMI, Patience worked in management consulting with focus on strategy development and project management for both public and private sector clients across industries including energy and utilities, financial services, consumer business and development agencies. She has also worked as a researcher in biomass gasification as well as electric vehicle systems design.
BSc Mechanical Engineering Makerere University
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK (ACCA)
MSc Sustainable Energy Futures Imperial College London