Within the PARTICIPIA project, the various partners will be conducting three case studies that will serve as guiding examples illustrating the various expertise involved across the Master modules.

Three case studies are proposed to be conducted – one per ACP partner country – so that they complement each other: (1) at national level in Namibia; (2) at community level in a rural context in Botswana; and (3) at community level in a marginal urban context in South Africa.

Each case study is based on (as much as possible) existing data given that they are developed for teaching purposes only.

Coordination: Gideon Gope (PoN) and François Diaz-Maurin (UAB)
Working group: Maduako Okorie (PoN), Candidus Tomeka (PoN), Miguel Castro (UAM), Felipe Yunta (UAM), Ulpiano Ruiz-Rivas (UC3M), Miriam Bueno-Lorenzo (UC3M), Javier Villa-Briongos (UC3M).

Contents: The case study of Namibia provides an example of a participatory integrated assessment of the energy sector at national level. In practical terms the case study illustrates how to organize quantitative data in relation to three distinct tasks: (i) diagnostic – describe the current energy matrix in Namibia; (ii) simulator - run a few scenarios of possible changes to the existing energy matrix based on relevant policy options considered at the moment by the Government of Namibia; (iii) deliberative support – organize this integrated analysis into a presentation to be used for an informed deliberation about the priorities of changes (based on the diagnostic) and on the pros and cons of possible scenarios (based on the simulator).

Coordination: Lapolagang Magole (UB) and François Diaz-Maurin (UAB)
Working group: Cheddi Kiravu (UB), Kelebogile Mfundisi (UB), Edwin Mosimanyana (UB), Andrew Obokopok (UB), Felipe Yunta (UAM), Angela María Zapata Bastidas (UAM), Roberto Nello (UAM)

Contents: The case study of Botswana provides an example of a participatory integrated assessment of energy access at community level in rural context. The objective of the Botswana case study is to investigative land use change dynamics in a rural village setting. The case study will serve as a guiding example to give direction on how to include participatory mechanisms, conduct participatory mapping techniques, identify factors in defining poverty both from an economic and a biophysical perspective and evaluate possible alternative energy options in a rural village context.

Coordination: Suzanne Smit (SU) and Zora Kovacic (UAB)
Working group: Alan Brent (SU), Josephine K. Musango (SU), Felipe Yunta (UAM)

Contents: The case study of South Africa provides an example of a participatory integrated assessment of energy access at community level in marginal urban context. The objective of the South Africa case study is to characterize changes in the pattern of energy metabolism of households in a marginal urban community. The case study will focus on a multi-criteria evaluation and the choice of a renewable supply of electricity in an informal settlement. The guiding example should provide a set of relevant information required in order to have a deliberative process (or simulation exercise) about possible options and a practical example of decision-making (e.g., choosing among alternative systems of electricity generation).