The launch of the capacity building partnership in Nigeria kicked off with its inaugural session. It provided a comprehensive overview of the evolution, trends, opportunities, and challenges within the country's decentralized renewable energy sector.
This conference aims to promote capacity-building through knowledge exchange and to act as think thank and bridge builder between the academic world, civil societies, local communities, research and policy making.
The key question that will be addressed by the 3rd UNESCO Technologies for Development Conference is: What is essential for a technology to succeed in its intended role to reduce poverty? Is it the invention and development of appropriate technologies or the creation of appropriate value chains? Or might it be local capacity building and partnerships between key stakeholders? Or is it most likely a combination of several of these factors? The conference will offer a platform to discuss these topics and to share information in the field of technologies for development.
Within this context the WISIONS team will have the opportunity to share and discuss insights from our recent research in the session “Identifying Opportunities and Constraints for Women in the Renewable Energy Sector“ on Friday 6 June 2014.