The walk out of the rural kitchen: towards planning energy services for sustainable rural livelihoods in Sudan

Nouralla Yassin Ahmed Bakhiet

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Abstract

    This thesis is about rural energy services, the problems with accessibility and the consequences of their inaccessibility on rural livelihoods in the traditional rural areas of Sudan. The thesis is organised in six chapters. Chapter 1 starts by providing a background to the political and economic context of Sudan, and introduces the energy planning efforts made, so far, in Sudan. The chapter ends with formulating the research problem, the research objective and the research questions. It shows how traditional rural areas are excluded from the benefits of modern energy access because they are excluded at all stages of the energy planning process. Due to this exclusion, rural areas are not served by modern energy carriers (petroleum and electricity) and continue to draw their energy services from traditional energy carriers (wood, residues and animate sources). As a result, Sudanese rural areas suffer the consequences of negative livelihoods outcomes (displacement, civil unrest, war and many others hardships). The exclusion of rural areas from energy planning processes can be divided into two forms: spatial exclusion and methodological exclusion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Schulte Nordholt, N.G., Supervisor
    • Clancy, Joy Sheila, Supervisor
    Award date10 Dec 2009
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-2777-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2008

    Keywords

    • IR-68919

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