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.
On 9th July at 2:00 PM CEST WISIONS will host the fourth in a series of webinars 2018. It is entitled “Great Expectations – Productive Uses of Energy Off the Grid”. Register now!
Great expectations abound for the so-called “productive uses of energy”. These uses of energy go well beyond solar lamps and cell phone charging. They aim to fundamentally improve livelihoods for people living beyond the grid by powering computers, agricultural machinery, and more.
Funders increasingly support energy projects and programmes that use energy productively. The assumption is that using energy for productive uses will enhance social and economic development and help reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The productive uses of energy could certainly help to reach these goals, as many examples attest. However, systematic evidence of these outcomes and impacts is still limited and questions remain:
Which complementary services are necessary to establish productive uses? Do productive uses of energy contribute to social and economic development? Why do many energy projects fall short to establish productive activities? Is there a tipping point for the amount of energy that will have the greatest impact? Which “productive” activities should be supported, and who will benefit?
Join us in this webinar to discuss these important questions. You will also receive an overview of the current state of evidence on productive uses of energy and learn about pitfalls and successes along the way to improving livelihoods across the Global South.
Our experts this month include:
- David Lecoque, Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)
- Pooja Sharma, Practical Action
- Dr. Julia Terrapon-Pfaff, Wuppertal Institute
In the meantime watch our previous webinars: WISIONS Webinar Series