We invited more than 20 students and young researchers from different disciplines to Kathmandu, Nepal and took a deep dive into the methods and concepts of transdisciplinary research. Here, participants share their experinces.
One of our new SEPS exchange activities builds on the 2017 event, “Financing Renewable Energy in Southeast Asia”, which was organised in Phnom Penh, Cambodia by Nexus for Development and supported by WISIONS.
This new exchange activity builds on the 2017 event, “Financing Renewable Energy in Southeast Asia”, which was implemented in Phnom Penh, Cambodia by Nexus for Development and supported by Wisions. The event was welcomed by entrepreneurs and financiers in the region as it provided the opportunity for entrepreneurs to exchange and access targeted information, make new connections and engage in networking activities offering real business opportunities.
Building on the success, experience and feedback from last year’s event, Nexus aims to organise an even more valuable knowledge exchange and to further support capacity-building among sustainable and renewable energy entrepreneurs in Asia in general and Southeast Asia in particular.
A workshop is planned to take place in Yangon, Myanmar at the end of February 2019. This workshop will bring together 50 to 70 practitioners (energy entrepreneurs, financial experts and finance providers) from across Asia and Southeast Asia to:
- Facilitate dialogue and best practice exchange between entrepreneurs;
- Share updates on the mapping of financing schemes and build the financial capacity of participants;
- Facilitate coaching meetings between entrepreneurs and financiers; and
- Develop ‘model training’ materials and a training roadmap to ensure follow-up online training sessions after the event.
Ultimately, the objective is to achieve enhanced dissemination of event outcomes and the mapping exercise through more intense stakeholder outreach and the development of an online database containing all the mapping information.