Abstract for: System Dynamics approach in Rural African context: Focus on Water-Energy-Food nexus
According to the United Nations' 2030 Agenda,looking at electrification, it is projected that 2.6 billion people would need to be electrified by 2030 to provide universal access to power, underscoring the necessity and urgency of developing adequate and sustainable methods to electricity planning. As a result, the methodologies, approaches, and models discussed in this work are intended to suggest a universal, flexible, and adaptable energy demand model for usage at the community level, such as in villages and rural regions. System Dynamics has been chosen for reproducing the endogenous dynamics concerning the Water- Energy-Food nexus. Due to the intrinsic complexity of the original model had been simplified to be more user-friendly for those involved in energy projects and more adaptable for usage in a variety of situations. In order to ensure that rural electrification projects offer both access to energy and sustainable development, the impacts of policy will be evaluated in the final stage. The new component added describes the water supply system and how it affects the local environment. The innovation resulted from the need to develop a more thorough planning process that also took the water, food, and energy nexus into account.