Penlope Yaguma

Penlope Yaguma
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering


Ms. Yaguma is an Electrical Engineer who has complemented her formal training with successful professional experience in a variety of roles: most notably, as a competent researcher in the initial stages of the ‘Bioenergy for Sustainable Energy Access in Africa’ project funded by the UK’s Department for International Development; as a responsible R&D Engineer at Green Bio Energy Limited, a social enterprise that specializes in the production of bioenergy systems; and as a graduate electrical engineer who assisted with the development and roll out of Uganda’s first utility-billing software application at National Water and Sewerage Corporation.


  • Digital Electronics
  • Logic Circuits
  • Analog Electronics

Research Interests (part of the Energy Research Group):

  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Energy Policy, Politics, and Economics
  • Climate Change in the Global South (particularly adaptation and mitigation strategies for sub-Saharan Africa)
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy and Society

Academic Qualifications:

  • MSc. Sustainable Energy Systems (Edinburgh, 2016)
  • BSc. Electrical and Computer Engineering (Cape Town, 2013)

Short Courses:

  • Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience in sub-Saharan Africa (Edinburgh, 2016)
  • Global Citizenship, Service and Social Justice (Cape Town, 2012)


  • Urban Emissions in Uganda’s Cities – drivers, vulnerabilities, knowledge gaps (2018) – under review

Professional Membership:

  • IEEE