Indigenous Energy Poverty in non-electrified rural localities: Analyzing its interlinkages in the Educational and Community space (InEPEC)

30 April 2022

The electricity access lack, coupled with other energy poverty manifestations in different spaces, and social inequalities, produce cumulative vulnerability. This project aims to analyse energy poverty in the educational and community space, its interlinkages, and impacts in selected non-electrified rural indigenous localities in SLP, Mexico. The project contributes to 1) generate original knowledge on indigenous energy poverty, 2) promote energy poverty research in more wider and linked contexts, 3) to encourage an emerging research field in Mexico and Latin America, 4) supply the literature lacks, and 5) support policy recommendations to reduce the cumulative vulnerability in the indigenous populations.

I feel very honoured and happy to receive the support of EPEC grant to carry out my research project and contribute to highlight the relevance of targeting energy poverty in indigenous populations. The EPEC grant will enable me to lead my research project despite not having a permanent position, freely integrating my research team. I will carry out original scientific research, generate valuable knowledge on an unexplored area with great social relevance, contribute to promoting an emerging field in Mexico and Latin America and influence the public policies implementation to reduce energy poverty and its impacts. Thus, I will be able to continue studies on energy poverty that, with many difficulties and in job insecurity, I have tried to promote in recent years.

Susana Guzmán Rosas, San Luis Potosi Institute for Technology (ITSLP)
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