Our Supporters

The Smart Villages team, based at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford in the UK, was established by the Cambridge Malaysian Education and Development Trust (CMEDT). Key partners in the project were the national science academies and their networks, together with Practical Action and The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), two organisations with wide experience of implementing village energy projects. Funding for the first phase of activities (2012-2017) was provided by CMEDT and the Templeton World Charity Foundation.

Following the successful conclusion of this first phase of activities, the Smart Villages Initiative intends to take forward their findings, and leverage the unique global base of knowledge and network that we have assembled, to pursue the linked goals of universal energy access and rural development. We are now working through a newly established non-profit company – Smart Villages Research Group ltd.

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