Tag: Cookstoves

TR15: Can Smart Villages help to stem biodiversity loss?

Biodiversity is important at various levels, including the economic, social and environmental. It is critically important for rural communities through the provision of ecosystem services, including energy access, a link that is often overlooked. The concept of ‘Smart Villages’ is that modern energy access in the form of sustainable renewable energy can contribute as a catalyst for development—education, health, food security, environment, productive …

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[:en]New report claims off-grid smart villages can deliver sustainable path to rural development[:]

[:en]Key Points: Off-grid technology can catalyse sustainable development for even the 1.1 billion without electricity in the remotest “last mile” communities Bottom-up approach key to achieving SDG7 Energy Access for All Goal Hub and spoke models combining hybrid mini-grids and solar home systems can provide starting point Governments need to create integrated off-grid and grid …

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[:en]BR12: Sustainable dissemination of improved cookstoves: Lessons from Southeast Asia[:es]BR12: Diseminación sostenible de cocinas mejoradas: Lecciones del sudeste de Asia[:fr]BR12: Dissémination durable de fourneaux améliorés : leçons d’Asie du Sud-Est[:]

[:en]More than half of the population in Southeast Asia continues to depend primarily on biomass as fuel in inefficient cookstoves to meet their cooking needs. The majority of those using biomass are based in rural areas. In view of this high level of dependence on biomass, various countries in the region have launched improved cookstove …

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[:en]BR6: Findings from the Kuching Smart Villages Workshop[:es]BR6: Resultados del taller sobre Aldeas Inteligentes en Kuching[:fr]BR6: Résultats de l’atelier Smart Villages de Kuching[:]

[:en]The Smart Villages Initiative held its second major international workshop in Kuching, then capital city of Sarawak, Malaysia in January 2015. The workshop was the outcome of a collaboration between the Smart Villages Initiative, Akademi Sains Malaysia (the Malaysian Academy of Sciences) and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). It brought together a diverse group of around …

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TR3: Smart Villages – the gender and energy context

Whilst gender inequality is not something that can be solved purely by energy access, with the Smart Villages Initiative’s integrated vision for energy in rural villages, we can aim towards a coordinated and effective approach to gender in rural development more broadly and have a positive effect on the fight against gender inequality. This report …

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[:en]BR4: Smart Villages and gender[:es]BR4: Aldeas inteligentes y género[:fr]BR4: Les villages intelligents et la question du genre[:]

[:en]This policy brief summarises key gender issues associated with rural energy access for development and establishing smart villages. It draws on a more detailed technical report (Welland, 2015) which identifies the reports and papers on which this review has been based.[:es]Este informe resume los temas clave de género en relación con el acceso rural a …

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