Tag Archives: Rural development

Making way for solar in Cameroon

Wednesday August 9th, 2017 - Smart Villages

Augustine Ndasi, Managing Director, Haute Energy Systems Ltd. Location: Limbe, South West Region, Cameroon “As we say in our dialect – no point waiting for someone, it’s better to get going!” Augustine Ndasi did not count on lugging equipment, weighing 12 tonnes, through rough terrain on the border of Congo. One tubular battery, which had… […]

Colombia: Transforming local economies with energy policy and practice

In this video, you’ll hear from José Eddy Torres, an energy consultant who has worked extensively in rural development in Colombia and beyond. Torres explains the challenges facing rural energy and development – and tells what must be done for rural energy projects to be sustainable in the long-term.

Smart Villages News 108 – Once unthinkable now unstoppable?

Saturday November 19th, 2016 - Smart Villages

    Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, No, that’s not the US media reflecting on President Elect Donald Trump, but a quote from outgoing on climate change action, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the slightly… […]

Opportunities in Bario made me want to come home to Malaysia

Wednesday September 16th, 2015 - Lee Rui Ci

What questions does the typical fifteen-year-old city Malaysian ask? ‘Should I look for a job this school holiday?’ ‘What do I want to do in the future? Go into business or work for someone?’ ‘Should I pick the science or art stream for school next year?’ ‘Should I continue my tertiary education locally or overseas?’… […]

DAREnterprisers harnesses East Africa’s impetus for change

Wednesday August 12th, 2015 - Elliot Fitzgerald

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 with Smart Villages and others to address growing youth unemployment in East Africa, taking advantage of the impetus for economic change and growth in the… […]

PM Modi brings Smart Villages to India

Friday October 24th, 2014 - Smart Villages

In his maiden Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Modi took the opportunity to announce the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (Parliamentarian’s Model Village Scheme). Since coming into office, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wasted no time in pushing through reforms to modernize India’s economy. His speech stressed the importance of undertaking similar efforts in rural… […]