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.

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Meet the WISIONS Team at the Annual Conference of the LCS-RNet in Warwick, UK

News from WISIONS posted on September 11th, 2017

The WISIONS team will participate in the 2017 annual conference of the international Low Carbon Societies Research Network (LCS-RNet), which is being held at Warwick University (United Kingdom) from 12th - 13th September 2017.Read moreMinimize

This 9th Annual Meeting of the LCS-RNet will focus on three themes that reflect current debates in international climate change and energy policy, against the backdrop of recent political changes and uncertainties in Europe and the United States. The conference theme for this year is ‘Clean growth and innovation in a changing world’. The conference will focus on three main themes:

1. Innovation: technology, resource productivity and industrial policy

2. Global energy markets and forms of carbon pricing

3. Energy access and low carbon development

The WISIONS team will participate in a session on "Progress Towards the Energy Access Sustainable Development Goal", which takes place on on 13th September at 11:30 AM.

More information on this event is available on LCS-RNet's website.


Meet the WISIONS Team at the 6th Annual Conference of the LCEDN in Durham, UK

News from WISIONS posted on September 4th, 2017

The WISIONS team will participate in the LCEDN 6th Conference on Equity and Energy Justice on 11th and 12th September 2017 in Durham, United Kingdom.Read moreMinimize

The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) comprises internationally-renowned universities and thriving energy research institutes, alongside partnerships with the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and expanding worldwide associations.

Working within the broad framework of the UN’s policy of promoting Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) this year's conference is based on the principle that without equity of access and energy justice, there can be no sustainability. The conference will therefore include papers involving any aspect of energy systems emerging to meet the distinctive energy needs of the ‘bottom of pyramid’, lowest quintile in the global south which can contribute to the understanding of how equity and justice are essential components of sustainability.

The WISIONS team will present a paper entitled How Can Energy Access Lead to Improved Living Conditions? What Elements Can Trigger Productive Energy Use in Energy-Poor Areas? on 11 September, 3:15 PM.

More information on the conference programme and venue is available on LCEDN's website.



First Central American Micro-Hydro Conference to Take Place in Nicaragua

News from WISIONS posted on August 30th, 2017

One of our most recent SEPS exchange activities aims to promote the exchange of knowledge and sharing of experiences between practitioners involved in small-scale hydroelectric projects in Central America. To achieve this, the first Central American Conference of Small-Scale Hydroelectric Generators is currently being planned and will take place from 11th – 13th October 2017 in Managua, Nicaragua.Read moreMinimize

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


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