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Chigozie Nweke-Eze

Chigozie Nweke-Eze



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Aktuelle Schwerpunkte

Energy and Infrastructures

Economic geography

Development economics


Energy Futures: Infrastructures and governance for renewable energies. Prof. Dr. Britta Klagge (Ltg.) / Chigozie Nweke-Eze mit Dr. Clemens Greiner (Ltg.) / David Greven (Global South Studies Centre GSSC,Universität Köln), Teilprojekt C02 des SFB/TRR 228 "Future Rural Africa. Future-making and social-ecological transformation", 2018-2021, gefördert durch die DFG


Nweke-Eze, C., Kioko, E.M. (2021): ‘But we cannot do it all’: Investors’ sustainability tensions and strategic selectivity in the development of geothermal energy in Kenya. In: Leal Filho W. et al, (eds): Sustainable Development in Africa. World Sustainability Series. Springer: Cham, 385-404. DOI:

Nweke-Eze, C. (2020): Neoliberal Reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa's electricity sector: implementation, experiences and impacts. In: Osabuohien, E. et al. (eds): Handbook of Research on Institution Development for Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa. IGI Global 24: 410-430. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4817-2.ch024

Anyokwu, E., Nweke-Eze, C. (2020): Institutional Settings, Renewable Energy Development and Forest Cover Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Osabuohien, E. et al. (eds): Handbook of Research on Institution Development for Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa. IGI Global 4: 39-67. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4817-2.ch004

Nweke-Eze, C. (2020): The political economy of energy transition in Africa: The case of Ghana and South Africa. Energy Review 2 (4), 7-9. LINK

Klagge, B., Greiner, C., Greven, D., Nweke-Eze, C. (2020): Cross-scale Linkages of Centralized Electricity Generation: Geothermal Development and Investor-Community Relations in Kenya's Semi-arid North. Politics and Governance 8 (3), 211-222. DOI: 10.17645/pag.v8i3.2981

Klagge, B., Nweke-Eze, C. (2020): Financing large-scale renewable-energy projects in Kenya: investor types, international connections, and financialization. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography 102 (1), 61-83. DOI: 10.1080/04353684.2020.1729662

Vorträge & Konferenzen

Governance of large-scale renewable energy projects in Kenya: cross-scale linkages, conflicting futures and sustainability dilemmas. 5th Energy and Society Conference 2021, University of Trento, Italy, 12.02.2021

Infrastructures of large-scale infrastructure projects in the Global South: The case of geothermal projects in Kenya. Colloquium on the Infrastructure Turn and Global Development 2020, University of Sheffield, UK, 09.09.2020

Voluntary programs for air pollution mitigation, renewable energy technology adoption and industrial competitiveness in Lagos, Nigeria. ECOWAS/Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Initiative on Youth Leadership Development in Energy, AHK WACEE, Lagos, Nigeria, 04.09.2020 (together with Adewale Adesanya)

Renewable energy as a pillar to the circular economy in Nigeria: opportunities for upscale during and post COVID-19 era. Deutsche Auslandshandelskammer (AHK) Insight Nigeria Series, Lagos, Nigeria, 18.08.2020

The widening of the electricity sector in Sub-Saharan Africa: processes, structural transformations and implications - NEST conference 2020, Zurich, Switzerland, 08.05.2020

Climate-mitigation finance instruments as risk-ameliorating tools in renewable energy projects. The case of geothermal energy in Kenya - Forschungswerkstatt Finanzgeographie 2019, Gelsenkirchen, 24.10.2019

Ancillary infrastructures and their socio-economic implications. The case of geothermal energy projects in Kenya - Deutscher Kongress für Geographie (DKG) 2019, Kiel, 27.09.2019

Financialization of renewable energies? The example of geothermal and wind energy development in Kenya - 8th Nordic Geographers Meeting 2019, Trondheim, Norwegen, 18.06.2019

Evaluation of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)’s Nigeria Energy Support Program (NESP). ‘Zwischen Hörsaal und Projekt’ Final Symposium, Berlin, July 2015



Research associate at Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam


Research associate/PhD candidate in C02 project on "Energy Futures" in CRC 228 "Future Rural Africa", Department of Geography, University of Bonn

Visiting research and consultancy, including for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

M.A. Development Economics and International Studies at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. M.A. Thesis: "Electricity Sector Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa: Econometric Assessment of the Impact of Private Sector Participation on Electricity Sector Performance".

Academic research and secondary school teachings in Nigeria

Studies of Economics at Nnamdi Azikiwe and Imo State Universities in Nigeria. M.Sc. Thesis: "Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on economic growth in Nigeria". B.Sc. Thesis: "Oil resource curse: impact of oil resources on poverty and food insecurity in Nigeria".