Tag Archives: rural communities

Why rural communities matter

Dr Shailaja Fennell of the Centre for Development Studies (University of Cambridge) discusses why understanding rural communities needs and aspirations are crucial for improving rural development.

Public policy targets for energy access

Thursday June 23rd, 2016 - Benjamin K. Sovacool

If energy poverty and access is such a pressing social problem, why do we need to involve governments in addressing it at all? In other words, why won’t the market… […]

Malaysian Minister launches Off-grid Sustainability Workshop

Thursday January 29th, 2015 - Smart Villages

The Malaysian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin endorsed the Smart Village project at its official launch in Kuching this week. The event coincided with a three day off-grid… […]

A long climb to energy access: an off-grid success story

Thursday January 15th, 2015 - Claudia Canales

Claudia Canales, a Smart Village Project leader describes her visit to the remote community of  Amaguaya, recently in receipt of energy from a newly constructed micro-hydro plant. The visit was in preparation for a… […]

Off grid electricity and smart villages in Rwanda

Sunday November 30th, 2014 - John Holmes

On Tuesday 11th of November, the day after the smart villages workshop for East African journalists, myself and two Rwandan journalists set off early in the morning from Kigali to… […]

Why rural communities matter

Monday May 12th, 2014 - Smart Villages

Dr Shailaja Fennell of the Centre for Development Studies (University of Cambridge) discusses why understanding rural communities needs and aspirations are crucial for improving rural development.