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Communication 8: A case for a new approach in theorizing and operationalisation of resilience for electrical systems in developing countries

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conference contribution
posted on 15.03.2021, 21:19 by Francis Mujjuni, Richard Blanchard, Tom Betts
In most developing countries, the electricity sector policies are chiefly hatched to achieve universal access to electricity. Unfortunately, several implemented projects are characterised with unreliable supply, high cost of energy and multiple vulnerabilities to natural and human threats. Resilience has been mooted as a concept that correspondingly addresses these challenges while fostering sustainable development reforms. Accordingly, several frameworks have been developed but they are atomistic in their classifications of indicators and fail to demonstrate how local actions promote globally defined sustainable development targets. In this study, the terms used in resilience discourses are chronologically explored drawing from them valued capabilities and the critical considerations taken in constructing frameworks. A synthesized framework has been proposed to primarily facilitate the identification and classification of indicators and their attendant metrics. We argue for a case of deploying the framework in a developing country setting, such as Uganda, to facilitate sustainable development.