Electric cooking in Rwanda: an actor-network map and analysis of a nascent socio-technical innovation system

MECS Programme Working Paper

This paper provides a first attempt to map several characteristics of Rwanda’s e-cooking STIS. The ‘map’ consists of visualisations of the actor-networks and actor-relations in the system along with elaborations on who the actors are, the extent and nature of their interactions, sketches of significant projects, and discussion of emerging issues relevant to the further development of the innovation system. It also includes some summary attention to the context and enabling environment of the e-cooking STIS.

Based on this characterisation, the author(s) conduct a STIS analysis to determine the system’s strengths and weaknesses and, building on this analysis, derive several recommendations we argue the MECS Programme (or others with similar ambitions) could implement to further their aims more effectively. Readers should take note, however, that the characterisation is only a snapshot of the current system and so the recommendations should be seen as open to further refinement in light of any further research that may be conducted.

Available at: https://mecs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Electric-cooking-in-Rwanda-an-actor-network-map-and-analysis-of-a-nascent-socio-technical-innovation-system.pdf

Author(s): Rob Byrne, Beryl Onjala, Jacob Fodio Todd, Elsie Onsongo, Telesphore Kabera, Victoria Chengo David Ockwell and Joanes Atela



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