The course is a partnership between Institute for Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana --the host institution of the event--; the Supporting Sub-Saharan African Municipalities with Sustainable Energy Transitions (SAMSET) Project --which is building local government capacity to respond to sustainable energy imperatives--; and the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM Africa) --who are supporting African cities with capacity building and the development of Sustainable Energy Access Climate Action Planning and implementation.

ISSER: (Institute for Statistical Social and Economic Research): A semi-autonomous leading research and institute coupled with postgraduate teaching functions at the University of Ghana.

SAMSET (Supporting Sub-Saharan African Municipalities with Sustainable Energy Transitions Project): This project is working primarily in Ghana, Uganda and South Africa supporting local municipal partners with sustainable energy challenges. It has strong capacity building, research and implementation support functions (SAMSET is funded by DFID, EPSRC and DECC).

CoM SSA (Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa): This EU funded initiative extends the reach of the Global Covenant of Mayors to Sub-Saharan Africa. Participating cities are committed to moving along a sustainable energy path and are supported in the development of Sustainable Energy Access Climate Action Plans (SEACAPs).