Welcome to Smart Villages

Action without vision is merely passing time;
Vision without action is only daydreaming;
But vision with action can change the world.

Nelson Mandela

Can remote villages have the same opportunities as urban centres? Can rural communities have access to careers, clean water, healthcare, education, productive agriculture and communication—without leaving their villages?

Smart Villages believes that people in remote villages in the developing world deserve the same opportunities as everyone else. From 2012 until 2017 we carried out intensive research, around the globe, to formulate the Smart Villages model for integrated, energy-catalysed, rural development. Now, Smart Villages Research Group – together with partners around the world – is implementing projects to demonstrate this holistic approach to sustainable rural development and energy access and gather evidence of enduring impact.

Read more about our research and our projects on this website, get in touch, and join us. Every village can be a Smart Village!

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