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.
On two separate Weekends our partnership network Wind Empowerment also hold their annual conference virtually. Although the virtual format for conferences seemed to have settled in, their format deviated in some way by using a more participative approach of Hackathons and virtual coffee meetings. The recordings of the sessions and other results of the conference are now online. Link to WEOnline 2020
The organizers of the online conference intended to make the one thing possible that all conferences have in common and what participants like the most about it: getting together. In times of COVID-19 this naturally not quite possible at the moment, but the Wind Empowerment however gave it a try. Mainly the purpose of the event was to bring the Wind Empowerment Community together by exchanging experiences about small wind energy in the last year and delivering a convivial conference instead of a formal scientific conference.
The program was filled with a series of webinar sessions and division of the participants in two separate groups: Education, Technology, Market Assessment, Delivery Models and Measurement. On top, a “hackathon” was been introduced and the results of it have been presented on the second weekend of the conference.