Webinars

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Off-grid but online: ICT in the last mile

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ICT is clearly a game changer both for on-grid and off-grid areas of the world. With smartphones, people in remote, "last mile" areas are increasingly gaining access to the internet and gaining access to information, social media, entertainment, and communication with far-flung family and friends. But mobile phones aren't the...

Webinar: Reaping the benefits of energy access: Gender, policy, and practice

Smart village centred logo_rgb 22/06/2017
In this webinar, we'll be joined by several speakers who will speak about their experience with gender & energy policy and practice in the context of rural development. We'll be guided by questions such as - what must still be done at the policy level to ensure that women and...

Webinar: A breath of fresh air: What’s next for clean cookstoves?

Smart village centred logo_rgb 30/05/2017
Clean cookstoves have made great strides in recent years, helping to solve the huge challenge of indoor air pollution, the fourth biggest health risk in the developing world. This is an urgent task: 1.9 million people die each year around the world from exposure to smoke from cooking, and 3...

Smart village centred logo_rgb 16/03/2017
In this webinar, we will focus on the needs of displaced people and refugees - whether internally displaced, asylum seekers living in camps, or other situations. What are their energy needs? What happens when a temporary camp becomes a permanent home? What are the specific needs of men, women, and...

February webinar: Healthy villages are smart villages: Health, energy, and development

Smart village centred logo_rgb 16/02/2017
Healthy villages are smart villages - places where people can live healthy lives with longer lifespans, fewer childhood illnesses and deaths, and greater well-being. In this webinar, we will think about the intersections of health and energy. Indoor air pollution remains one of the most deadly elements for many people...

Growing smart villages: Agriculture and energy for development

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70% of the world's poor live in rural areas. Many of them rely on agriculture for their incomes. Equally, many of them lack access to energy. But what if they can access energy - and apply it to their livelihood? Within this webinar, we will hear from several speakers who...

Going off the grid: Disaster, resilience, and off-grid energy

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When disaster strikes, a community's ability to respond and recover is tested, whether it is affected by a flood, an earthquake, a drought, a tsunami, or a hurricane, and whether it is located in a rural, urban, or peri-urban area. In this webinar, we'll bring together experts who have worked...

Scaling up gender: Women in off-grid energy business models and supply chains

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Please join our webinar on October 13th 2016 at 12 noon UK: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2397829628857963521

Women & energy entrepreneurship: Business models for off-grid energy and social impact, Part II

sddefault 11/08/2016
Women are central to successful business models for off-grid energy in developing countries - whether they are founding micro enterprises, building small, medium, and large businesses, or are the consumers choosing the best energy sources for their household. In this webinar, you'll hear from women working on the frontlines of...

Addressing Energy Governance: Questions of Scale and Scope

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This webinar brings together researchers working on energy governance issues from a range of projects funded under two different DFID initiatives. These initiatives are the EPSRC/DFID/DECC funded Understading Sustainable Energy Solutions (USES) programme whose 13 projects are networked under the USES Network (http://www.lcedn.com/uses) and the DFID-funded Gender and Energy research...

The big chill: Off-grid cooling for water, refrigeration, spaces, and more…

sddefault 30/06/2016
Cooling is crucial in off-grid villages throughout the developing world: water, refrigeration for vaccines, cooling for Maasai cheese, and even spaces, whether for productive uses of energy (cold chains for fish or agricultural / dairy products) or homes and community spaces. In this webinar, we will hear from several speakers...

Energy entrepreneurs: Business models for off-grid energy & social impact

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Business models for off-grid energy remain one of the most fascinating--and challenging--topics, particularly for entrepreneurs working in the developing world. In this webinar, we will hear from several entrepreneurs who each have a unique approach to building a business while also making a social impact in India, East and West...

Failure & off-grid energy access: Why failure matters to development

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"Failure" - the word usually carries a negative connotation. But for entrepreneurs, policymakers, and NGOs working to provide energy access to people in the "last mile", failure can actually provide important lessons. Is failure an important ingredient to success? In this webinar, we’ll gather experts who will talk openly about...

Off the beaten path: rural energy & remoteness

sddefault 09/03/2016
Far-flung islands in the South Pacific and treacherous terrain in the Himalayas: both pose enormous challenges for rural development and energy. In this webinar, we’ll gather experts who will tell stories about their experiences working in remote areas where energy access is limited or almost non-existent – and what they...

Interview with Dr Scott Watkins

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Dr Scott Watskins speaks about perovskites: absorbing materials can be used in an organic solar power. They act as the light absorbing part of the cells but can also transmit the charges. The exciting part about this is that they are dramatically more efficient than previous thin film solar cell...

Introduction Webinar

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“Energy is a prerequisite for sustainable rural development” - UNESCO Smart Villages pitches its vision for rural communities with the aim of developing villages primarily in the areas of education, enterprise and health. It promotes the use of off-grid energy, mainly powered by sustainable means, as an alternative to being...