Postdoc: Pathways to sustainable cooling across Africa

Estimating cooling demand in Kenya and Côte d’Ivoire

The AFRICOOLING project is an ANR-funded Young Researcher project aimed at assessing African cooling pathways based on field evidence. It thus aims to fill an important research gap, as the implications of energy-intensive adaptation are known to be little studied across Africa. Started in April 2022, the project will involve a team of four researchers once fully operating (the coordinator, one PhD student and two postdocs).

The position
Ecole des Ponts ParisTech is offering a two-year postdoctoral contract.
The postdoctoral researcher will be in charge of field studies in Mombasa (Kenya) and Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), including:
– Managing surveys designed to elicit the determinants of air conditioning (AC) adoption. This will imply developing the survey tools, monitoring fieldwork (including detailed questionnaires administered both in person and remotely and interviews with key informants) and managing data quality. The surveys will be repeated for two or three years.
– Managing the collection of appliance price data from different outlets, including online platforms, supermarkets, street corner shops and repair stores.
– Applying econometric tools to the data to estimate both the determinants of AC adoption and its impact on different measures of consumer well-being (disposable income, health condition, etc.).

Please refer to the attached document for further information.

Job location : Nogent-sur-Marne
Nature of the job : Post-doc
Contact person : Louis-Gaëtan Giraudet,
Application deadline : 12/03/2023
Attached file : postdoc_africooling.pdf