GEMDev will contribute towards inclusive energy futures and dignified housing in the global South. In so doing, it will support progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 7 on energy and 11 on sustainable cities and communities. The project takes a transdisciplinary approach to investigate energy practices within human settlements that remain at the margins of affordable, reliable, and safe forms of energy services. The project aims to investigate the nexus between energy access, comfort, and housing, embedded within the existing governance structures in Lima (Perú) and Ahmedabad (India).By co-producing knowledge with inhabitants about energy practices, this project seeks to inform data-driven tools such as Urban Building Energy Models (UBEMs), that are increasingly being used for development planning in the global South. Through fostering meaningful exchange between different actors and forms of knowledge, GEMDev aims to inform policy and actions for sustainable and equitable futures.