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

[:en] 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’. The workshop will serve as a kick-off event as part of a wider capacity-building engagement on clean energy mini-grids …

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[:en]Webinar: Refugees and energy: Meeting the needs of refugees and displaced people[:es]Webinar: Refugees and energy: Meeting the needs of refugees and displaced people[:]

[:en] 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 temporary camp becomes a permanent home? What are the specific needs of men, women, and children in these situations …

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Smart Villages Photography Competition 2017 (CLOSED)

How can energy access catalyse rural development around the world? 1.3 billion people in the world, mostly resource-poor and living in rural areas, do not have access to safe, sustainable forms of energy. 3 billion people have to burn biomass to cook their meals, which causes indoor smoke pollution. Because of this pollution, 4 million …

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

As the world moves towards 2030, the deadline of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Initiative, it is important to review the achievements of the past few years and readjust our path to meet the goal. For this reason, Practical Action together with the Smart Villages Initiative held a one-day regional workshop on rural energy access planning on 20 February 2017 at …

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

[:en] 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. …

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

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

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

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 participation of OBSERVEH in the regional Smart Villages workshop on offgrid energy held in the Dominican Republic in November 2016. …

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[:en]Growing smart villages: Agriculture and energy for development[:]

[:en] 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 apply it to their livelihood? Within this webinar, we will hear from several speakers who are focusing on exactly …

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South America Media Workshop

A major objective of the Smart Villages Initiative is 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 in both local and …

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[:en]Going off the grid: Disaster, resilience, and off-grid energy[:]

[:en] 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 rural, urban, or peri-urban area. In this webinar, we’ll bring together experts who have worked in Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia, …

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

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 communities in Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico. The event took place from 16 to 18 November in Punta Cana, …

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West Africa Off-grid Energy Challenge 2017

West Africa Off-grid Energy Challenge

The West Africa Off-grid Energy Challenge took place in early 2017.  Twenty-nine established off-grid energy companies applied to the competition by describing how they wanted to grow their existing off-grid energy businesses. Over a period of four months, five finalist companies worked with consultant mentors through Cambridge Bridges for Enterprise (link to https://www.bridgesforenterprise.com/) to analyse and refine their …

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[:en]Scaling up gender: Women in off-grid energy business models and supply chains[:]

[:en]Please join our webinar on October 13th 2016 at 12 noon UK: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2397829628857963521
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Energy and agriculture in Smart Villages in India

From 21-23 September 2016, Smart Villages and ICRISAT held a workshop on energy and agriculture in Patancheru, Telangana, India. The workshop brought together experts from the domains of research, entrepreneurship, gender, ICT, business, finance, policymaking, and non-profit work to discuss the linkages between energy, agriculture and climate change, particularly as they pertain to rural villages in India …

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[:en]Women & energy entrepreneurship: Business models for off-grid energy and social impact, Part II[:]

[:en] Women are central to successful business models for off-grid energy in developing countries – whether they are founding micro enterprises, building small, medium, and large businesses, or are the consumers choosing the best energy sources for their household. In this webinar, you’ll hear from women working on the frontlines of energy entrepreneurship. They will …

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[:en]Addressing Energy Governance: Questions of Scale and Scope[:]

[:en] This webinar brings together researchers working on energy governance issues from a range of projects funded under two different DFID initiatives. These initiatives are the EPSRC/DFID/DECC funded Understading Sustainable Energy Solutions (USES) programme whose 13 projects are networked under the USES Network and the DFID-funded Gender and Energy research programme which is managed by Energia. …

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[:en]The big chill: Off-grid cooling for water, refrigeration, spaces, and more…[:]

[:en] Cooling is crucial in off-grid villages throughout the developing world: water, refrigeration for vaccines, cooling for Maasai cheese, and even spaces, whether for productive uses of energy (cold chains for fish or agricultural / dairy products) or homes and community spaces. In this webinar, we will hear from several speakers regarding the challenges and …

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Smart Villages and Resilience to Natural Disasters

A workshop on Smart Villages and Resilience to Natural Disasters was co-hosted by the Smart Villages Initiative and the Asia Research Institute, the National University of Singapore in Singapore on 5 May 2016. The workshop brought together 44 participants from two communities of researchers: those focusing on energy access; and those focusing on natural disasters. …

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[:en]Will energy access alone end poverty?[:]

[:en] A debate with rural leaders, the private sector and scientists 1.3 billion people currently do not have access to electricity and 3 billion people are without clean cooking facilities: these are the people who have been left behind. Many are women and young people. Global initiatives such as SE4ALL are crucial, but there remains …

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Energy entrepreneurs: Business models for off-grid energy & social impact

Business models for off-grid energy remain one of the most fascinating–and challenging–topics, particularly for entrepreneurs working in the developing world. In this webinar, we will hear from several entrepreneurs who each have a unique approach to building a business while also making a social impact in India, East and West Africa, and South America. From …

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