WISIONS of Sustainability
The main objective of WISIONS is to make clean energy a default solution for basic energy needs in developing regions, by helping local partners to identify successes and bring them to scale through regional networks, marketing and demonstration. Read more about WISIONS activities, goals and background.
First Central American Micro-Hydro Conference to Take Place in Nicaragua
News from WISIONS posted on August 30th, 2017
Electrification in remote rural areas continues to be a challenge in the Central American region. Once micro-hydro projects are completed, many power plants are managed and administered by community entities; working to guarantee access to energy at the local level, while facing a series of difficulties which threaten energy generation and limit the technical, economic, social and environmental sustainability of the micro hydro plants.
In this context, Asociación Fénix with the support of WISIONS is promoting the First Central American Small Hydroelectric Conference: Sharing Experiences and Articulating Efforts for Efficient Management of Clean Energy Supply.
The conference will be held from 11th – 13th October 2017 at the Hotel Camino Real Convention Center in the city of Managua, Nicaragua. The WISIONS team will also be on-site and promote our initiative.
Once the full agenda is completed, it will be available here. Meanwhile, more general information on this SEPS Exchange Activity is available here: First Central American Conference of Small-Scale Hydroelectric Generators: Sharing Experiences and Coordinating Efforts for Efficient Management in Providing Clean Energy
Meet the WISIONS Team at the 2017 Annual International Conference of the RGS-IBG
News from WISIONS posted on August 23rd, 2017
The overarching theme of this years's conference is Decolonising geographical knowledges: opening geography out to the world.
The WISIONS team will participate in the session entitled Energy Learning and Social Change on 31 August and present a paper entitled Energy Learning in Off-Grid Regions – the Role of Practitioners and Community Organisers. More information on this session is available here.
Further general information, including a full programme and details on the conference's venue, is available on the Royal Geographical Society's website.
RedBioLAC: Online Course on Biogas Technologies
News from WISIONS posted on August 16th, 2017
The e-learning module "Update on Biogas Energy" will take place between 28th August and 28th November. This online course allows the participation of anyone interested in deepening their knowledge on biogas energy and emphasises on renewable energy, regulatory frameworks, biomethane, technical requirements, business models, evaluation and financing of projects.
The course is the result of a collaboration between CIBiogas and the RedBioLAC with the aim to reach a broader community in Latin America and the Caribbean. Two courses previously offered by CIBiogas in Portuguese have been translated to Spanish and additional courses will be offered in 2018.
The registration is open to anyone interested in biogas energy. More information about the contents and course fees is available here.
The RedBioLAC network is offering scholarships which cover the course fees for 10 participants. You may apply for a scholarship here.