Politics, power and ambition in Ethiopia’s electricity sector - FutureDAMS webinar
|Dates:||22 June 2021|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:00|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Global Development Institute|
|Who is it for:||External researchers, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Fana Gebresenbet, Biruk Terrefe, Tom Lavers|
This FutureDAMS webinar will explore the political economy of electricity generation in the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front’s (EPRDF) Ethiopia. In 1991, Ethiopia had extremely limited electricity generation capacity and one of the lowest electrification rates in the world. By 2019, after the 27 years of EPRDF rule, installed electric power and grid connectivity had increased ten-fold. What were the particular politico-economic conditions that enabled these successes, but also contributed to significant limitations in the energy sector?
Tom Lavers, Biruk Terrefe and Fana Gebresenbet will be presenting their latest research, which highlights the importance of power relations between politicians and the bureaucracy, the political interests of the ruling party and the dominant ideas shaping politics and the electricity sector.
Role: Assistant Professor, Institute for Peace and Security Studies
Organisation: Addis Ababa University
Role: DPhil Candidate
Organisation: University of Oxford
Role: Senior Lecturer in Politics & Development
Organisation: University of Manchester
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