Energy for Growth Hub


Habiba Ahut Daggash



Areas of Expertise

Productive Uses of Electricity, Energy-Related Emissions

Habiba Ahut Daggash is an Associate with the Africa Energy Program at RMI, an energy-focused non-profit working globally to formulate, test, and scale market-driven solutions to climate change. Her current work focuses on expanding productive uses of electricity in agricultural value chains in Nigeria. Previously, she was a Senior Associate at the Boston Consulting Group. Habiba holds a PhD in energy systems modelling from Imperial College London. Her thesis sought to understand how electricity systems need to transition to deliver the Paris Agreement in Nigeria and the UK, with a focus on the potential role of carbon dioxide removal technologies. She has published many journal articles and co-authored two books on a range of topics including just energy transitions in sub-Saharan Africa, negative emissions technologies, carbon capture and storage, and carbon pricing. Habiba holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford.


Non-Hub Publication Highlights

Delivering low-carbon electricity systems in sub-Saharan Africa: insights from Nigeria, co-written with Niall Mac Dowell, Energy & Environmental Science, May 19, 2021.
The Implications of the Paris Agreement on Electric Power Systems Transitions, Imperial College London, 2020.
Habiba’s personal Medium channel.

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