Tag Archives: energy

Webinar: Healthy villages are smart villages: Health, energy, and development

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 in the developing world. We… […]

Raising US$1 million in equity to take off-grid energy in Pakistan to next level

Sunday November 27th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Interview with Shazia Khan Co-founder and Executive Director, Eco Energy, an off-grid company in Pakistan Location: Washington, DC and Pakistan “Instead of thinking like a manufacturer, I ask how I can best meet people’s needs” In 2010, less than a year after Shazia Khan co-founded Eco Energy, devastating floods hit Pakistan. Through her non-profit organisation,… […]

Changing lives with energy access: Micro-hydro grids in rural Tanzania, Part 1

An Italian project (CEFA) and the local village company (MVC) have installed a mini-hydro grid in the southern highlands of Tanzania. The project has helped a large off-grid area of Matembwe village to access electricity and build up the local economy and services. It is sustainable thanks to management and maintenance.

For Tanzania’s Chololo Ecovillage, a focus on education makes investment go further

Wednesday August 3rd, 2016 - Smart Villages

Interview with Michael Farrelly Chololo Ecovillage Location: Tanzania “If 70 percent of your population is dependent on rain-fed agriculture, then climate change is a big issue”. With a masters degree in rural development, Michael Farrelly has brought a knowledge of participatory research methods to the Chololo Ecovillage. By offering villagers a wide range of climate-resilient techniques to… […]

Off-grid 92 – Musk’s Master Plan Promises Solar for All

Thursday July 28th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Sign up here to receive this weekly bulletin straight to your inbox once a week. You will additionally receive updates on new reports, policy briefs and infographics published by Smart Villages.   According to the Energetic Policy drafted on 2015 by the Government of Chile, the biggest goal is to achieve sustainable, inclusive and competitive… […]

Off-grid 91 – Modern Off-grid Lighting Could Create 2 Mn New Jobs in Developing World

Thursday July 21st, 2016 - Smart Villages

  Sign up here to receive this weekly bulletin straight to your inbox once a week. You will additionally receive updates on new reports, policy briefs and infographics published by Smart Villages. From 22-23 September 2016, Smart Villages and ICRISAT will hold a workshop on energy and agriculture in Patancheru, Telangana, India. If you would… […]

Energy and ICT for educational inclusion in Latin America

- Javier González Díaz

Although Latin America has experienced a successful decade of reduction in poverty and inequality, it continues to be the most unequal region in the world1. The persistence of high levels of social injustice is not accidental: its profound structural causes are rooted in unfair political, economic and social institutional frameworks, which have been shaped throughout… […]

Off-grid 90 – Conditions are Right for Off-grid Electrification of Africa

Thursday July 14th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Sign up here to receive this weekly bulletin straight to your inbox once a week. You will additionally receive updates on new reports, policy briefs and infographics published by Smart Villages. A new brief from the IIED has argued that achieving energy access for everyone requires more and better targeted investment. The paper asks what… […]

Off-grid 89 – How India’s ‘Smart Villages’ are Centralising Solar Power

Monday July 11th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Sign up here to receive this weekly bulletin straight to your inbox once a week. You will additionally receive updates on new reports, policy briefs and infographics published by Smart Villages. We would like to invite participation in the MY WORLD Survey, which is gathering people’s views on the world of women and work –… […]

Off-grid 88 – Will the Vulnerable be Overlooked in a Rush to Spend?

Thursday June 30th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Sign up here to receive this weekly bulletin straight to your inbox once a week. You will additionally receive updates on new reports, policy briefs and infographics published by Smart Villages. Congratulations to Lytyfy, runner up in the Smart Village Off-grid Energy Impact Competition for India.  They have been listed as one of the 120 Asian… […]