Dr. Albrecht Ehrensperger

Head of Socio-Economic Transitions Cluster

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Dr. Albrecht Ehrensperger
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
Universität Bern
Hallerstrasse 10
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Member of CDE management board
  • Head of thematic cluster Innovations for Sustainable Development
  • Thematic focus on energy issues, in particular biomass energy
  • Methodological focus on Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Coordination of interdisciplinary research projects

Projects

  • Coordination of the Eastern and Southern Africa Partnership Programme (ESAPP)
  • Principal investigator R4D project Prospects of Biomass Energy in East Africa (ProBE)                 
  • ​Researcher in the R4D project Woody Invasive Species (WIS)
  • Project director Kandadji mapping tool, Niger

Field experience

Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, Tanzania, Eritrea, Somalia, Mali, Madagascar, and Ethiopia

Languages

French, German, English, Kiswahili (basics)

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2017

Okoko, Abigael; Reinhard, Juergen; Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Zah, Rainer; Kiteme, Boniface; Owuor, Samuel; Ehrensperger, Albrecht (2017). The carbon footprints of alternative value chains for biomass energy for cooking in Kenya and Tanzania. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 22, pp. 124-133. Elsevier 10.1016/j.seta.2017.02.017

2016

Okoko, Abigael; Zah, Rainer; Kiteme, Boniface; Rainhard, Juergen; Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Ehrensperger, Albrecht (May 2016). Greenhouse Gas Assessment of Alternative Value Chains of Biomass Energy for Cooking in Kenya and Tanzania. In: 2016 International Tech4Dev Conference. UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development: From Innovation to Social Impact. SwissTech Convention Centre EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. 02.-04.05.2016.

Randriamalala, Josoa R.; Andrianarisoa, Julien H.; Raoliarivelo, Léa I. B.; Masezamana, Haja N.; Radobarimanjaka, Rabeniala; Ehrensperger, Albrecht (2016). Gestion de pâturages des petits ruminants en zone semi-aride de Madagascar, cas de la commune rural de Soalara-Sud, Toliara II. Akon’ny ala, 33, pp. 31-38. ESSA-Forêts

2015

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Bär, Roger (2015). Report II: Sustainable biomass supply: Tanzania: Coordinated advocacy for biomass friendly governance of the energy sector in Tanzania: Mandate 1: Potentials, limitations & impacts of Biomass Energy in Tanzania Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Zah, Rainer; Ehrensperger, Albrecht (2015). Report V: Synthesis: Tanzania: Coordinated advocacy for biomass friendly governance of the energy sector in Tanzania: Mandate 1: Potentials, limitations & impacts of Biomass Energy in Tanzania Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Wymann von Dach, Susanne (2015). Scaling-up sustainable pro-poor energy. In: Hostettler, Silvia; Gadgil, Ashok; Hazboun, Eileen (eds.) Sustainable Access to Energy in the Global South (pp. 81-86). Springer

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Randriamalala, Josoa R.; Raoliarivelo, Léa I. B.; Husi, Janet M. (2015). Jatropha mahafalensis for rural energy supply in south-western Madagascar? Energy for sustainable development, 28, pp. 60-67. International Energy Initiative 10.1016/j.esd.2015.07.006

Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Kiteme, Boniface P.; Mutea, Emily N.; Camenzind, Ephraim Joseph; Ehrensperger, Albrecht (2015). Linking TIS analysis with adoption and social practice research to address challenges of "Sustainable Energy for All" in East Africa. In: The International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST 2015). Brighton, UK. 24.08.-28.08.2015.

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Ott, Cordula; Wiesmann, Urs Martin (eds.) (2015). Eastern and Southern Africa Partnership Programme: Highlights from 15 years of joint action for sustainable development. Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE); Bern Open Publishing (BOP)

2014

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Stevens, Lucy (June 2014). Up-Scaling Sustainable Pro-Poor Energy Solutions: Addressing Stumbling Blocks. In: 3rd UNESCO Conference on Technologies for Development, Tech4Dev. Lausanne, Switzerland. 04.-06.06.2014.

Muys, Bart; Norgrove, Lindsey; Alamirew, Tena; Birech, Rhoda; Chirinian, Elisa; Delelegn, Yoseph; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Ellison, Carol A.; Feto, Adem; Freyer, Bernhard; Gevaert, Jan; Gmünder, Simon; Jongschaap, Raymond E. E.; Kaufmann, Manfred; Keane, Jodie; Kenis, Marc; Kiteme, Boniface; Langat, Jackson; Lyimo, Reginald; Moraa, Violet; ... (2014). Integrating mitigation and adaptation into development: the case of Jatropha curcas in sub-Saharan Africa. GCB Bioenergy, 6(3), pp. 169-171. Wiley 10.1111/gcbb.12070

Mogaka, Violet; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Iiyama, Miyuki; Birtel, Martin; Heim, Eva; Gmuender, Simon (2014). Understanding the underlying mechanisms of recent Jatropha curcas L. adoption by smallholders in Kenya: A rural livelihood assessment in Bondo, Kibwezi, and Kwale districts. Energy for sustainable development, 18, pp. 9-15. International Energy Initiative 10.1016/j.esd.2013.11.010

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Bach, Simon; Lyimo, Reginald; Portner, Brigitte (2014). Beyond biofuels: jatropha’s multiple uses for farmers in East Africa (CDE Policy Brief 1). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Portner, Brigitte; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Nezir, Zufan; Breu, Thomas Michael; Hurni, Hans (2014). Biofuels for a Greener Economy? Insights from Jatropha Production in Northeastern Ethiopia. Sustainability, 6(9), pp. 6188-6202. MDPI 10.3390/su6096188

2013

Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Höggel, Udo; Basil, Sisty; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Gmünder, Simon (2013). Transition towards a sustainable charcoal sector in Tanzania: an actor perspective on potential innovations in the value chain. In: International conference on sustainability transitions. Zürich, Schweiz. 19.-21. Jun. 2013.

Sonnleitner, Andrea; Rathbauer, Josef; Ramarolanonana Randriamalalac, Josoa; Benjamin Raoliarivelo, Léa Irène; Andrianarisoa, Julien Honoré; Rabeniala, Radobarimanjaka; Ehrensperger, Albrecht (2013). Jatropha mahafalensis oil from Madagascar: properties and suitability as liquid biofuel. Energy for sustainable development, 17(4), pp. 326-330. International Energy Initiative 10.1016/j.esd.2013.04.001

Balsiger, Urs; Bottazzi, Patrick; Breu, Thomas Michael; Bürgi, Elisabeth; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Giger, Markus; Kiteme, Boniface; Kohler, Thomas; Lardelli, Corina; Messerli, Peter; Rist, Stephan; Schneider, Flurina (2013). Spotlight on governance of land and natural resources: CDE annual report 2012 (CDE Annual Report, 2012). Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Negussie, Aklilu; Kiteme, Boniface; Grimm, Olivia; Lyimo, Reginald; Birech, Rhoda (2013). Biofuels: possible impacts on food security in Kenya (Jatropha Facts Series 5). ERA-ARD

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Wörgetter, Manfred; Moraa, Violet; Sonnleitner, Andrea (2013). Can jatropha improve the energy supply of rural households in Africa? Jatropha Facts Series Bern: ERA-ARD

Graham, Max; Kiteme, Boniface; Ehrensperger, Albrecht (2013). Mitigating human-elephant conflict. In: Research Fair: Results and Innovations from Transnational Research Partnerships. Bern, Schweiz. 05.06.2013.

Ehrensperger, Albrecht (ed.) (2013). Jatropha Facts Series. ERA-ARD

2012

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Grimm, Olivia; Portner, Brigitte; Kiteme, Boniface (2012). National and local perspectives on the impacts of biofuels on food security in Kenya. In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD). Research for Global Transformation (p. 26). Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Portner, Brigitte; Zah, Rainer (2012). Pathways to sustainable bioenergy. In: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD). Research for Global Transformation (p. 25). Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Gabathuler, Ernst; Eckert, Sandra; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Bachmann, Felicitas (2012). Mapping and geoprocessing tools in support of rural advisory systems: Virtual globes, global positioning system, and geographic information systems: Simple applications, case studies, and guidelines. Weikersheim: Margraf Publishers

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Grimm, Olivia; Kiteme, Boniface (2012). Spatial analysis of food insecurity drivers and potential impacts of biofuels cultivation: A contribution to sustainable regional development and national biofuel policies in Kenya, IFSA Symposium. In: IFSA Symposium. Aarhus, Denmark. 1.-4.7.2012.

Mogaka, Violet; Iiyama, Miyuki; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Birtel, Martin; Simon, Gmünder (2012). Assessing the drivers of jatropha adoption in Kenya and its contribution towards improving rural livelihoods. In: International Conference on Research for Development, 20.-22.8.2012, Bern. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2011

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Heinimann, Andreas; Messerli, Peter; Notter, Benedikt; Muchemi, Julius; Breu, Thomas; Epprecht, Michael (2011). Towards a differentiated assessment of geographic information sciences for sustainable development. In: Wiesmann, Urs Martin; Hurni, Hans (eds.) Research for Sustainable Development: Foundations, Experiences, and Perspectives. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South: Vol. 6 (pp. 361-376). Bern: Geographica Bernensia

Eckert, Sandra; Rakoto Ratsimba, Harifidy; Rakotondrasoa, Lovanirina Olivia; Rajoelison, Lalanirina Gabrielle; Ehrensperger, Albrecht (2011). Deforestation and forest degradation monitoring and assessment of biomass and carbon stock of lowland rainforest in the Analanjirofo region, Madagascar. Forest Ecology and Management, 262(11), pp. 1996-2007. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.foreco.2011.08.041

Zah, Rainer; Gmünder, Simon; Ehrensperger, Albrecht (2011). Biotreibstoffe aus Entwicklungsländern: Eine Lebenszyklusbetrachtung. Biologie in unserer Zeit, 41(5), pp. 316-323. Weinheim: VCH 10.1002/biuz.201110458

Muchemi, Julius; Ehrensperger, Albrecht (2011). Ogiek peoples ancestral territories atlas: safeguarding territories, cultures and natural resources of Ogiek indigenous people in the eastern Mau Forest, Kenya 1. Bern, Switzerland: ERMIS Africa and Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2010

Rakoto, Ratsimba Harifidy; Rajoelisaon, Gabrielle; Rakotondrasoa, L.O.; Eckert, Sandra; Hergarten, Christian; Ehrensperger, Albrecht (2010). Dégradation des forêts et stock de carbone dans la biomasse épigée de la forêt dense humide de Manompana - Nord Est de Madagascar (Unpublished). In: Technologies for Development, Tech4Dev International Conference. Lausanne, Switzerland. 08.02.-10.02.2010.

2009

Portner, Brigitte; Salmi, Annika; Kläy, Andreas; Kakridi Enz, Fani; Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Ehrensperger, Albrecht (2009). Bioenergy for the poor: Two sides of a coin (InfoResources Focus 3/09). Zollikofen, Switzerland: InfoResources

2008

Wallner, Astrid; Nussbaum, Madlene; Gerber, Kurt; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Schüpbach, Ursula; Gurtner, Thomas; Käufeler, Bruno; Gardi, Oliver (2008). Bedürfnisanalyse bei Schutzgebiets- und Parkprojektträgerschaften: Arbeitspaket 2 im Projekt (Unpublished) Bern, Schweiz: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE); National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR)

2007

Ehrensperger, Albrecht (2007). Plan de développement du district de Mananara-nord: Rapport final (Unpublished) Mananara, Madagascar: Association Nationale pour la Gestion des Aires Protégées (ANGAP)

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Kakridi Enz, Fani (2007). Geographic Information Technologies for Natural Resource Management (InfoResources Focus 3/07). Zollikofen, Switzerland: InfoResources

Gurtner, Thomas; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Hergarten, Christian; Hösli, Christoph; Künzler-Roth, Silvia (2007). Capacity Building in Geoprocessing Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Hoeck, Tobias; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Hergarten, Christian; Wolfgramm, Bettina; Gerber, Kurt (2007). Capacity Building in the Use of Geospatial Tools for Natural Resource Management in Tajikistan: Inception report Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2005

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Kiteme, Boniface (2005). Upper Ewaso Ngiro River Basin Sub-Catchments Directory. Bern, Switzerland: CETRAD and Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Kiteme, Boniface P. (2005). Upper Ewaso Ngiro River Basin Water Management Information Platform: Survey on Development priorities, Information Needs and Conflict Management Efforts Nanyuki, Kenya: Centre for Training and Integrated Research in ASAL Development (CETRAD)

2004

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Mbuguah, Solomon (2004). Fostering sustainable urban development in Nakuru, Kenya Rift Valley. Mountain Research and Development, 24(3), pp. 210-214. International Mountain Society

Ehrensperger, Albrecht (2004). Geographic Information Systems for Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) Development; GIS Training Course November 8th to 26th 2004: Course Manual. Nanyuki, Kenya: Centre for Training and Integrated Research in ASAL Development (CETRAD)

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Kiteme, Boniface (2004). E405 ESAPP Project Report 2004 (Unpublished) Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Wambui, Eileen (2004). E408 ESAPP Project Report 2004 (Unpublished) Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)