Tag Archives: Kenya

Interview with Luis Pazos and Robins Ocheng Odiyo, solar cooking in Kenya

Friday October 13th, 2017 - Smart Villages

Luis Pazos and Robins Ocheng Odiyo, Co-founders, SV Graduate Research Forum – solar cooking in Kenya Location: Berkely, California and Kilgiros/ Kericho, Kenya “Some people are still coming up to me, not believing that you can cook without fire” In Kenya, the famous staple ugali is made by steadily stirring cornflour into boiling water. The… […]

Solarkiosk: Innovative “connected solar market centres” drive small businesses, solar energy

Wednesday February 15th, 2017 - Smart Villages

Marc Zedler, Project Manager, Connected Solar Market Centers (CSMC), Solarkiosk Location: Berlin, Germany and across Africa “Focus on a core group of entrepreneurs who engage with the community” For Marc Zedler, there is a bigger picture at Solarkiosk, a German solar company operating in multiple African countries. Having a service which provides rural communities with… […]

Off-grid 94 – Rural electrification still hampered by grid extension dogma

Thursday August 11th, 2016 - Smart Villages

    View this email in a browser Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Sir or Madam, The good news this week is that several African and Asian governments are again starting to draw up rural electrification strategies…. […]

Bursting With Energy—Nakuru Agricultural Show

Thursday September 10th, 2015 - Max Marcheselli

Kenyan farmers have been travelling to the Nakuru National Agricultural Show every year since 1920. These days you need to arrive early if you want to avoid the lengthy queues to purchase an entry ticket. You can tell when the show has officially opened from the throngs of people, rickety matatus and crowds of motorcycles… […]

Kenya Spots Geothermal Potential in The Menegai Crater

Thursday August 20th, 2015 - Smart Villages

Nakuru town was once dubbed ‘the cleanest town in East Africa’ but it lost that title many years ago. As you approach the town from Nairobi, you join a long procession of aged cargo trucks belching jet black exhaust fumes, reducing the air quality and staining roadside buildings. The town is, however, taking steps to… […]

Advanced Measures for Mosquito Control by Insecticide Vaporisers

Thursday July 16th, 2015 - Yoshiki Tsukamoto

I once stood in the courtyard of an apartment house in Mombasa, Kenya, watching residents try to chase off mosquitoes using the fumes from burning cow dung. Children near to the fumes were crying but, in a country where mosquito-born diseases such as Malaria and Dengue Fever kill tens of thousands per year, the discomfort… […]

What is the Smart Villages initiative?

Tuesday April 15th, 2014 - Smart Villages

The Malaysian Commonwealth Studies Centre at Cambridge (MCSC), Cambridge Malaysian Education and Development Trust (CMEDT) and the European Academies Science Advisory Council (www.easac.eu) are undertaking a study of sustainable energy for villages ‘off-grid’ in Africa, Asia and Latin America called “Smart Villages.” The concept of the ‘smart village’ is that energy access acts as a catalyst for development –… […]