Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate

Research areas:

  • Energy economics
  • Electricity access
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Environment


Hugo Le Picard is a Research Fellow at the Center for Energy & Climate at Ifri. His research interests mainly focus on the issues of energy poverty, electricity access and the financing of electricity infrastructures in sub-Saharan Africa. He is also preparing a doctoral thesis in the field of industrial economics applied to the African power sector at the Paris-Dauphine University.

He joined Ifri's Center for Energy & Climate in 2018, after a work experience at the European public affairs department of Veolia Environment and at the Mediterranean Foundation of Strategic Studies (FMES).

In addition to his research activities, he teaches microeconomics at the Paris-Dauphine University and is a teaching assistant of a master course on energy diplomacy at Sciences Po Paris.

He holds a master's degree in economics and financial engineering applied to energy from the University Paris-Dauphine and a double degree in mathematics and economics from the University of Nottingham.

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With the expansion of modern production and consumption patterns to large African cities, population growth and urbanization, production of municipal waste has risen sharply. Unregulated dumps are becoming numerous and have strong negative health effects by polluting the local environment....

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