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Smart Rural Development: the SDGs and the New European Consensus on Development

Agenda: Smart Rural Development The Smart Villages Initiative and the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) held a one-day event on 19th June 2017 at the Leopold Hotel, Brussels, focusing on “Smart Rural Development: the SDGs and the New European Consensus on Development.” The New European Consensus on Development was proposed in November 2016 and …

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Off-grid energy for rural development in Latin America and the Caribbean: concluding workshop

The Smart Villages Initiative held an international workshop on 3 May at the Wyndham Hotel Albrook Mall to help collect and distil the knowledge and experience gathered from the previous 15 months in Latin America and the Caribbean. The workshop brought together government representatives and key stakeholders to discuss the role of renewable energy for …

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The link between access to energy, financial mechanisms, and energy policies in Nicaragua

The Smart Villages Initiative, together with the Central American University (UCA) and the Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences (ACN), held the local workshop “The link between access to energy, financial mechanisms, and energy policies in Nicaragua”. The event took place from 27 to 28 April 2017 at the Selva Negra Resort Hotel in the mountainous area …

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2017 IANAS Smart Villages Symposium

Join us on Tuesday, 25 April from 9 AM – 4 PM for our “2017 IANAS Smart Villages Symposium“ at the University of Arizona Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Arizona from 9AM – 4PM on 25 April Tuesday. Present the Smart Village Initiative and the IANAS energy program on underserved populations to generate a space for discussion …

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SEforALL Forum Partner Working Session: Voices from the Village – Are you listening to what we really want?

Watch our Partner Working Session below – a special thanks to Jane Oyugi, Co-Founder & CEO Sustenersol Company Ltd., for sharing her video! Join us on Wednesday, 5 April from 3PM-4PM for our Partner Working Session, “Voices from the Village – Are you listening to what we really want?” at the SEforALL Forum at Duggal Greenhouse in …

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

Smart Villages organised this workshop jontly with EUEI-PDF and ECREEE The programme is below

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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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Off-grid energy for rural development in Southeast and South Asia: Closing regional workshop

The Smart Villages Initiative (SVI) and the Global Young Academy (GYA), the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), and the National Science Museum (NSM) will hold a workshop on off-grid energy for rural development, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 7 to 9 March 2017. The workshop will be held at the Mandarin …

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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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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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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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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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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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Water, energy, and food nexus workshop: Lessons from West Africa

Smart Villages Initiative and Energy4Impact (formerly known as GVEP) are pleased to announce a workshop focusing on the ‘Water, energy, and food nexus: Lessons from West Africa’. The workshop will be a two-day event in Saly, Senegal on the 24th and 25th of August. Over a period of three years, the Smart Villages Initiative is conducting workshops and follow-up engagement …

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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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Sources of sustainable energy for rural off-grid communities in Bolivia: opportunities, challenges and prospects

Smart Villages organized a workshop on the use of renewable energies for the electrification of rural communities in Bolivia, which was held on April 28, 2016 in La Paz, Bolivia. The workshop aimed to outline new prospects for reducing rural poverty through access and use of sustainable energy sources. The workshop was set to facilitate …

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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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Smart Villages West Africa Regional Workshop

Governments across the developing world have identified ensuring universal access to electricity as a major policy goal. Despite this focus on increasing electricity access, more than one billion people globally do not have access to electricity. A large majority, (80% by IEA estimates) of those without access to electricity and modern energy services are based …

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Smart Villages Bangalore Forward Look Workshop

Mini-grid Energy Generation, Storage and Transmission technology in India, for the next 10 years Solar and hybrid renewable minigrids are predicted to play a large role in the coming efforts to electrify those without access to electricity services. India currently has 240 million1 such people living without electricity.  Along with smaller scale off-grid renewable energy …

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