Sustainable Energy Planning and Land Use Research Unit

About this unit

Energy is key to the development of any society’s socio-economic development, and it’s believed that nearly all human activities hinge on the use of energy. The importance of energy cannot be overemphasized as its diverse usability cut across many fields of human endeavours, which include: medicine, education, manufacturing, domestic use, research, transportation, agriculture and many other fields of endeavours. Owing to the various application of energy by man, the United Nations [UN] (2018) refers to energy as the heart of the 2030 sustainable development goals. Amidst the rising urban population and urbanization experienced by cities of the world, access to affordable, reliable and modern are challenges countries of the developing countries are contending with, especially in rural areas.

Access to affordable, reliable and modern energy (SDG 7) is a link to achieving other sustainable development goals. The human quest for energy shows the relationship between energy  (SDG 7) and land management (SDG 15 “Life on Land”). Owing to the link between SDG 7 and SDG 15, there is a need to have intellectuals plan and manage the abundant energy and land resources in Uganda. To fill this need gap, the Sustainable Energy Planning and Land Use Research (SEPLU) of Nexus International University, Kampala, offers research and training courses that address the 21st-century energy and land management challenges amidst the growing population in Africa.

Our research areas include:


Energy Modelling


Energy Poverty


Inclusive City


Urban Agriculture


Smart City


Urban resilient

Nexus International University
Sustainability Futures Institute