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.
RedBioLAC Establishes Five Thematic Working Groups
News from WISIONS posted on March 21st, 2017
The call for proposals was open until 31st January, after which an internal evaluation commission selected five topics for this new component in the RedBioLAC structure. The topics to be addressed by the initial working groups are:
1. Quality evaluation of effluents
2. Reducing the water demand of the technology
3. Solar-based thermal heating for biodigesters
4. Creation of a RedBioLAC magazine
5. Development of distance learning courses
The formation of topic-specific working groups is one of the main strategies formulated by RedBioLAC to increase the involvement of network members in the development of cooperative projects. It is also a way of harnessing the great diversity of knowledge and capacities within the network to address knowledge gaps or challenging issues in order to advance RedBioLAC’s central aim: “achieving universal use of biodigester technology as a tool for contributing to a better quality of life and empowerment of population in Latin America and the Caribbean”.More information is available here. (Spanish only)
Meet the WISIONS Team at the First International Conference on Energy Research and Social Science
News from WISIONS posted on March 15th, 2017
The event aims to examine the relationship between energy systems and society. It will cover a range of topics revolving around the intersection of energy technologies, fuels and resources with social processes and influences – including communities of energy users, people affected by energy production, social institutions, customs, traditions, behaviours and policies.
Our team will present a study entitled “Localising the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: How are Local Level Sustainable Energy Projects Linked to Water and Food Issues in the Global South?”
We conducted a systematic analysis of the linkages between selected SEPS projects and the food and water aspects of development. The analysis is based on the empirical data from process and impact evaluations as well as secondary data (e.g. project documentation and field visits) and relevant literature.
More information on the conference is available here.
Meet the WISIONS Team at the SE4All Forum in NYC
News from WISIONS posted on March 10th, 2017
The theme of this year’s forum is “Going Further, Faster – Together” and the event will act as a marketplace to help broker new partnerships and ideas, spur investment and drive action towards sustainable energy and achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7.
The event will take place at Duggal Greenhouse, located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City. Further information is available on the SE4All Forum website, including a day-by-day conference programme [pdf].