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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


James Turing

James Turing
James Turing
International Development School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Energy security, Environment, Global justice, Humanitarian intervention, Sustainability, ICT4D, Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Scotland-Malawi Partnership, Light and power, solar energy and rural electrification, Recycling, Repair, repurposing, E-waste, Rural Development, Education for Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurship, social enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Renewable Energy Systems

PhD Title

The Circular Economy And Emerging E-Waste Storms In Sub-Saharan Africa

As a part of the first Perfect Storms cohort of Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholars my interdisciplinary research will primarily focus on solar waste generated in Kenya, working with social entrepreneurs to engage with recycling, repair and repurposing solutions to utilise the full value held within renewable energy products. However, my work will also be linked with my other role as the director of the Turing Trust that reuses computers from Scotland in schools in Ghana, Malawi and Kenya. For more details please see or visit our office at High School Yards. 



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