Programme: Creating Sustainable Environments
Date: 18/06/18
Time: 2.00pm - 3.30pm


A workshop and panel discussion on addressing knowledge gap in achieving access to energy for ALL. The workshop will specifically explore whether micro-finance and technological innovation can achieve climate justice. This workshop will be of interest to those from engineering, smart technology, computing, social scientists and environmentalists. The workshop will be chaired by Dr Michael Mikulewicz and bring together PhD students Usman Modibbo (green-micro-finance – Yunus Centre) and Daria Freier (Climate justice, technology and energy access Centre for Climate Justice).


Usman Modibbo is a PhD student in the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health and Glasgow School for Business and Society, GCU. His research area is ‘Green microfinance’. He has worked in the Nigerian microfinance industry for over 10 years.

Dr Michael Mikulewicz  is a Researcher at the Centre for Climate Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University. As a critical social scientist interested in the concepts of climate justice, adaptation to climate change, and vulnerability.  Michael obtained his PhD in Human Geography from the University of Manchester, with his thesis investigating the post-politics of adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa.

Daria Freier studied Renewable Energy Systems at the university of Applied Sciences in Berlin. She is a PhD student at the SEBE and the Centre for Climate Justice and her research field is sustainable off-grid solar systems.