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September 2017 Webinar: Perspectives on energy justice

      29/09/2017
On 11-12 September, the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) held its annual conference on the topic of "Equity and Energy Justice" at Durham University, UK. As a follow-up to this conference, we'll be...

Scaling up distributed renewable energy for healthcare in India

      31/08/2017
This month, Smart Villages and LCEDN are partnering with Power for All to bring you a webinar about the nexus between universal healthcare (SDG3) and universal electricity access (SDG7). As a follow up to our...

Off-grid but online: ICT in the last mile

      26/07/2017
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,...

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

      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...

Smart Rural Development: the SDGs and the New European Consensus on Development

Brussels, Belgium      20/06/2017
Agenda: Smart Rural Development The Smart Villages Initiative and the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) invite you to join us for a one-day event focusing on "Smart Rural Development: the SDGs and the New...

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

      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...

Off-grid energy for rural development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Closing workshop

      03/05/2017
The Smart Villages Initiative is holding an international workshop on 3 May at the Wyndham Hotel Albrook Mall to help collect and distil the knowledge and experience gathered from the last 15 months in Latin America...

National Workshop: The link between Nicaragua’s access to energy, financial mechanisms, and energy policies

Matagalpa, Nicaragua      27/04/2017 - 28/04/2017
The Smart Villages Initiative, together with the Central American University (UCA) and the Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences (ACN), held the local workshop "The link between access to energy, financial mechanisms, and energy policies in Nicaragua"....

2017 IANAS Smart Villages Symposium

      25/04/2017
Join us on Tuesday, 25 April from 9 AM - 4 PM for our "2017 IANAS Smart Villages Symposium" at the University of Arizona Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Arizona from 9AM - 4PM on 25 April...

SEforALL Forum Partner Working Session: Voices from the Village – Are you listening to what we really want?

      05/04/2017
Watch our Partner Working Session below - a special thanks to Jane Oyugi, Co-Founder & CEO Sustenersol Company Ltd., for sharing her video! Join us on Wednesday, 5 April from 3PM-4PM for our Partner Working Session, "Voices...

High-level workshop on energy access in West Africa: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire      27/03/2017 - 29/03/2017
The Smart Villages Initiative, the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), and the European Union Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF) are pleased to host the 'High-level workshop on energy access in West Africa'....

Webinar: Refugees and energy: Meeting the needs of refugees and displaced people

      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...

Off-grid energy for rural development in Southeast and South Asia: Closing regional workshop

Bangkok, Thailand      07/03/2017 - 09/03/2017
The Smart Villages Initiative (SVI) and the Global Young Academy (GYA), the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), and the National Science Museum (NSM) will hold a workshop on off-grid energy for rural development,...

From the bottom up: the role and place of community led approaches in national energy planning in West Africa

      20/02/2017
The workshop is a one-day event and is held in collaboration with Practical Action West Africa. The objective of the workshop is to analyse the potential for community-based approaches to strengthen national energy planning processes...

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

      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...

Sustainable energy sources for risk management and the resilience of communities in Latin America and the Caribbean

      30/01/2017
In this one-day workshop in Quito, Ecuador, participants came together to discuss risk management and how communities' resilience can be strengthened.

Energy solutions for the sustainable construction of rural Haiti and the strengthening of resilience

Port-au-Prince, Haiti      24/01/2017
In January 2017, Smart Villages and the Observatoire de l’Energie en Haïti (OBSERVEH) joined together in the context of “Energy Week”, organised by OBSERVEH at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). This collaboration originated from the...

Growing smart villages: Agriculture and energy for development

      19/12/2016
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...

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

      22/11/2016
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...

Regional Workshop: Sustainable energy sources for rural development and climatic resilience of off-grid communities in Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic      16/11/2016 - 18/11/2016
The Smart Villages Initiative and the Academy of Sciences of the Dominican Republic jointly held an international workshop on the role of renewable energy for rural development and for enhancing the climatic resilience of off-grid...
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