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.
The Symposium brought together practitioners and researchers to share experiences about innovative approaches for acheving equitable access to energy for the global poor and those on the margins of society. The programme combined keynote lectures, oral presentations of original research and case studies, poster presentations and panel discussions.
Over ten sessions some of the most relevant issues about decentralized energy alternatives were discussed in depth, such as the use of mini-grids for electric power, the provision of energy for cooking, demand assessment, project planning and governance, lighting services, microfinance and the productive use of energy.
Within this framework the WISIONS team had the opportunity to share and discuss insights from our recent research in two fields:
- The role of gender concerns in the planning of small-scale energy projects in developing countries
- The influence of the end users context on the dissemination of domestic biogas systems in developing countries
Some other presentations and further information on the event are also available on energypedia.