Designation: Researcher, Energy Research Centre, and ACDI Senior Fellow Expertise: Pro-poor sustainable energy technologies, marine renewable energy, clean energy access, and poverty alleviation
Jiska joined the ERC in 2015 as a researcher, and has since designed, managed and implemented a range of research project in the field of energy studies. She holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Plymouth, as well as a MSc in International Development Studies and a MA in Cultural Anthropology. Jiska has eight years of international work experience in academic research, teaching and capacity building in the context of academic and non-academic audiences. She has successfully applied for project funding from a range of funders, including DfID, the British Academy/GCRF, and South African and UK research councils.
Jiska’s research interests are in the social processes surrounding energy access, low carbon energy transitions, and energy and climate justice. Geographically, her work has a strong focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, with experience of working in Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia, the Gambia, South Africa, Swaziland, the Seychelles and Malawi. Under the ACDI Senior Fellowship she is working with Britta Rennkamp on investigating pro-poor sustainable energy technologies, the skills for their uptake and development, and contributions to reducing poverty and increasing wellbeing.