Tag Archives: entrepreneurship

Energy for development – the concept

- John Holmes and Terry van Gevelt

Worldwide, 1.3 billion people remain without access to electricity and 2.7 billion are still cooking on harmful and inefficient stoves1. Many live in remote rural village communities, and until they… […]

Off-grid 72 – Inside Malaysia’s Smart Villages

Friday March 11th, 2016 - Smart Villages

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Off-grid 71 – Electricity is a Means, Not an End

Thursday March 3rd, 2016 - Smart Villages

Off the beaten path: rural energy & remoteness Mar 9th, 9:00am (GMT) Join LCEDN and Smart Villages for a webinar Far-flung islands in the South Pacific and treacherous terrain in the Himalayas: both pose… […]

Smart Villages Off-grid Energy Impact Challenge

Wednesday November 11th, 2015 - Kristin Polman

At last year’s Delhi Sustainable Development Summit there was a conflict of opinion.  Some stakeholders insisted there were plenty of successful off-grid energy programmes catalysing development all over India, while… […]

DAREnterprisers harnesses East Africa’s impetus for change

Wednesday August 12th, 2015 - Bernie Jones

DAREnterprisers is run by Cambridge University based volunteering group Cambridge Development Initiative (CDI)—a student run organisation that prides itself on its on-the-ground decision-making and human centred design. The CDI partnered… […]

EU drive energy access through ‘blending’ grants

Thursday April 30th, 2015 - Smart Villages

The European Union has unveiled plans to support new energy schemes in Africa. The partnership with Paris-based private equity firm Astor Capital Partners will support around 20 SME’s involved in… […]

Smart Villages joined by TWCF

Thursday October 9th, 2014 - Smart Villages

Three years of complementary funding from the Templeton World Charity Foundation (TWCF) has just been confirmed by Smart Villages. The funding will help Smart Villages continue to explore technical, entrepreneurial and… […]