WISIONS of Sustainability
Our mission is to empower individuals and communities to transform the production and use of energy so that it effectively enables sustainable development. Read more about WISIONS activities, goals and background.
WISIONS Side Event at COP23 in Bonn, 16th November
News from WISIONS posted on November 2nd, 2017
On 16th November 2017, WISIONS is hosting a side-event in Bonn, which will take place in the Post Tower, directly next to the Bonn Zone, the event is entitled:
Following the adoption of the Paris agreement and the SDG Agenda 2030, the focus of debate is shifting towards (a) how to connect the implementation of both agendas and find synergies; and (b) how to involve and strengthen activities of non-state actors at local level.
Energy practitioners are key actors on the frontline of efforts to provide energy services to unelectrified and under-served areas, thereby contributing to several SDGs simultaneously.
At the same time, energy practitioner knowledge networks have proven to be successful in strengthening capacities and exchange of know-how.
Despite this background, the role of energy practitioners as change agents is often not recognised by themselves, nor reflected in the debates on the SDGs and climate action.
In this panel discussion and two following workshops we would like to discuss these aspects with experts from different fields in the climate, energy and development contexts and with practitioners from Latin America and Asia.
Details on the event's panelists, programme and venue can be found here.
9th Annual Conference of the RedBioLAC Network in Buenos Aires, Argentina
News from WISIONS posted on November 1st, 2017
RedBioLAC is a network of institutions involved in the applied research and advocacy of biodigesters for the treatment and management of organic waste, as a strategy for improving the wellbeing of the Latin American and Caribbean people. Since its inception in 2009, the network has become a lively platform for knowledge exchange between more than 300 participants.
Eight conferences have so far taken place. This annual opportunity to meet and interact intensively with experts from across the region is a central component for sustaining the impetus of the knowledge sharing process. Most of the presentations and memories from the conferences are available in the network's online library. Various photos of RedBioLAC's annual conferences are available on Facebook here.
This year’s conference programme is available online here (Spanish only).
Modular Power to the People
News from WISIONS posted on October 24th, 2017
Over the last months, various hard- and software developments as well as training sessions for people not involved in the project activities have taken place.
- Successful development of a controller and a PV power module
- Successful development of a wind power module, which is currently undergoing testing
- Testing activities with people not involved in the project: Will they be able to assemble the different hardware components?
- The assembly of experiences and development of a manual for the different hard-/software modules
- Development of diffusion strategies, including a webinar
- The shipment of components and manual to Peru and India
More general information is available on our SEPS project page: Modular Power to the People: Democratising Energy Access through Modular Power Electronics Systems
This project is being led by Wind Empowerment.