Tag Archives: Smart Village

Smart Villages News 135 – The Jobs Edition

Saturday June 10th, 2017 - Kristina Cvitko

    Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, I find a recently published report useful, especially regarding arguments about renewables. After shaming sceptics with the number of people still without energy access, exciting them with the progress… […]

Smart Villages News 110 – East Africa Still A Beacon

Saturday December 10th, 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, The Smart Villages Initiative kicked off its global programme in East Africa two years ago. Even though many of us had previous experience of the region through the B4FA… […]

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… […]

What makes village “smart”?

1.3 people in the world still lack access to electricity, and at least 3 billion people are still cooking on dangerous and inefficient cookstoves that create dangerous conditions inside homes. We’re trying to understand how the lives of people in rural villages in developing countries can be improved… In this video, Smart Villages asked experts… […]

Terrat, Tanzania: A “smart village”

In this village, you’ll learn about Terrat, a village in northern Tanzania. In an effort to help Maasai learn about their land rights, Martin Saning’o Kariongi sought to create a radio station. But to do this, he knew he had to find a sustainable and reliable source of energy to power it. As the work… […]

What is a ‘smart village’? Experts weigh in…

What is a ‘smart village? How can we ensure that people in rural villages have access to energy, connectivity, education and jobs? Hear from experts in the fields of energy, science, entrepreneurship and finance, including the Tanzania Renewable Energy Association, the Tanzania Academy of Science, Practical Action, Solar Aid, Global Village Energy Partnership, the Swedish… […]