WR29: Central America, Caribbean and Mexico Media Dialogue: Dominican Republic Workshop

Date: November 2016
Author/s: Smart Villages
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Related Event: Regional Workshop: Sustainable energy sources for rural development and climatic resilience of off-grid communities in Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico

As an integral part of that activity, the Smart Villages Initiative aims to raise public awareness
of rural energy access issues, sustainable energy technologies, and entrepreneurial approaches to energy in the developing world. To help meet this goal, we seek to promote objective, informed, and balanced coverage of the issues, challenges, and opportunities through media dialogue events for both regional and international media. In this way we hope the main stakeholders—policy makers, funders, entrepreneurs, civil society, and the general public, including potential smart villagers themselves—can be made aware of the potential of off-grid rural energy provision. We also provide them with appropriate information to enable informed discussion of the issue. We are targeting high-profile international media outlets as well as the leading media organisations in countries where rural energy access is important.