1. Stronger Together

Why Networks Of Energy Access Practitioners Matter

This webinar is the first part of WISIONS Webinar Series, which aims to promote sustainable decentralized energy solutions in the global South and shed light onto important topics emerging from the ground.

Access to energy has the potential to change lives across the Global South, and it is enshrined in Sustainable Development Goal 7. But often efforts are fragmented, and the same mistakes are repeated. That’s where networks of energy practitioners come in.


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Energy practitioners are spearheading efforts to make sure that those most at risk of being ‘left behind’ are included. Their work in the field, academia, development institutions and in communities means that they have in-depth knowledge of the requirements, conditions, and challenges of ensuring sustainable energy access. Mobilizing their knowledge and expertise is essential to achieving SDG 7 and supporting many other SDGs for people and the planet.


Jem Porcaro
Senior Director for Energy Access | UN Foundation
Willington Ortiz Orozco
Wuppertal Institute for Climate | Environment and Energy
Dipti Vaghela
Hydro Empowerment Network Coordinator and Fulbright Public Policy Fellow
Mariela Pino
RedBioLAC Coordinator
Harihara Mohapatra
COO, Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN)


Molly Hurley-Depret

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