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.
Organisation: TERI India
Project’s aim: to integrate thermal biomass gasifiers in jaggery processing units for heating, making the production process more energy efficient and user friendly, as well as improving the working environment and the quality of the produce.
Organisation: Practical Action
Project’s aim: to demonstrate the viability of a community managed irrigation system in rural Nepal, using a photovoltaic pumping system to increase production levels and also enhance the quality of the vegetables produced.
Organisation: Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Project’s aim: to develop a model of an integrated Community Farming System on the AIT Campus utilising renewable energy technologies to ensure the security of food, nutrition and energy.
Organisation: School of Renewable Energy Technology (SERT)
Project’s aim: to use food and agricultural waste, as well as animal dung, to generate biogas energy for producing/cooking school lunches at six schools in Thailand.
Organisation: WWF Philippines
Project’s aim: to improve the value chain of tuna handline fisheries by establishing a solar-powered central landing site for night fishing activities.