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Electric Cooking in Tanzania: an Actor-Network Map and Analysis of a Nascent Socio-Technical Innovation System (Working paper)

Published Date 

8 Aug 2020


Bryne, R. et al (2020)

Rob Bryne; Elsie Onsongo; Beryl Onjala; Jacob Fodio Todd; Victoria Chengo; David Ockwell; Joanes Atela

About the publication

In this paper, we report findings from our project in which we provide a first attempt to map several characteristics of Tanzania’s e-cooking socio-technical innovation system. 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 system’s context and enabling environment. Based on this characterisation, we conduct a socio-technical innovation system analysis to determine the system’s strengths and weaknesses, and we derive several recommendations we argue the MECS Programme could implement to further its aims more effectively.

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