The first two evaluation workshops of the Citizen Science initiatives implemented within the Step Change project were held in November 2023. The first workshop took place in Darmstadt (Germany) on 7 November 2023 and focused on WECF’s activities to develop renewable energy communities. The second workshop was held in Kiboga (Uganda) on 29 November 2023 to evaluate the CS initiative implemented by ARUWE on the use of renewable energy in rural areas.
As the persons in charge of monitoring and evaluation of the five CS, Luciano d’Andrea (K&I) and Evanthia Kalpazidou Schmidt (Aarhus University) participated in the Darmstadt workshop, and Daniele Mezzana (K&I) in the Kiboga workshop.
The workshops were also attended by representatives of local stakeholders involved in the implementation of the initiatives. The evaluation activities also included a visit to two farms in Kiboga, where renewable energy technologies were introduced.