Category: Workshops

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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Programme and Presentations – West Africa workshop

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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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Frontier Energy Storage Technologies and Global Energy Challenges

Background/Rationale More than a billion people worldwide still lack access to basic electrical services. As policy makers, entrepreneurs and academics work to address a UN goal of sustainable energy for all by 2030, prominent technical solutions increasingly focus on decentralized connections to renewable, intermittent energy sources. Whether pico-solar lanterns, solar home systems, or larger solar, …

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Burgos Smart Villages Workshop

Workshop on the energy and water nexus for remote off-grid communities: The Smart Villages Initiative and the Philippines Center for Water and Sanitation Throughout Southeast Asia, over 120 million people still live without access to electricity, with the majority of these people living in rural communities. This lack of energy has strong impacts on their …

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Lighting a Billion Lives Convention 2016

[:en] Register now The Lighting a Billion Lives CONVENTION 2016 is an international forum for universal energy access that brings together practitioners, funders, policy makers, government agencies, development initiatives and businesses to collaborate on developing pathways and measures towards scaling up energy access. CONVENTION 2016 is hosted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Smart …

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Sustainable Dissemination of Improved Cookstoves Workshop

The Smart Villages workshop in Myanmar forms part of our regional engagement in Southeast Asia. The workshop brought together key stakeholders engaged in the cookstove value chain in the region. In many developing countries, energy for cooking needs accounts for the largest share of total energy consumption and is normally met by using biomass as …

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Smart Villages in South America

The Smart Villages in South America Workshop aimed to facilitate the analysis and exchange between the public and private sectors and civil society, from first-hand experiences in the field of energy in rural off-grid communities. Topics for discussion include rural electrification; energy generation and distribution; the inclusion of renewable energy sources (RES) in the energy …

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Business and Financial Models Workshop

[:en] Questions: It is generally considered that private enterprises and independent power producers have a key role to play in bringing sustainable energy-enabled businesses to un-served rural communities. What are the main opportunities and challenges in establishing viable business and financial models for these organisations, and what innovative approaches are emerging to meet these challenges? …

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Potential Breakthroughs in the Use of Energy in Off-Grid Villages Forward Look Workshop

Social Enterprises and Industrial Markets for Smart Villages in developing countries technology breakthroughs over the next 10-15 years with potential applications Definitions Social enterprises or Inclusive businesses: Product or service which is socially beneficial Inclusive markets: Industries that create jobs and affordable goods and services Questions What is the breakthrough opportunity in productive use of …

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South Asia Media Dialogue Workshop

Our Colombo media workshop was a two-day residential event featuring a combination of background briefings from local and international experts and entrepreneurs on energy markets and developments in the South Asian off-grid sector. The workshop offered an opportunity to explore the Smart Villages concept and study nascent Smart Village projects and relevant technologies from around …

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Islamabad Smart Villages Workshop

The Smart Villages workshop to be organised in Pakistan is a continuation of the regional engagement in South Asia. The Pakistan workshop aims to glean insights from the country’s experience of off-grid energy provision to remote rural communities through the deployment of micro-grids. In particular the workshop aims to tease out the enabling framework conditions …

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East Africa Summary Workshop

To help collect and distil the knowledge and experience from the last 15 months of engagement in East Africa, a concluding workshop was held in Kigali, Rwanda on 8 September 2015. The workshop brought together over 40 government representatives and other key stakeholders from across the region to share information on progress and remaining challenges, …

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Off-Grid Islands Electricity Workshop

Off-grid electrification for development of small islands represents a number of unique challenges under the broad category of rural electrification. Small, off-grid island communities are particularly vulnerable to diesel price fluctuations and natural disasters, and thus, enhancing resilience through more sustainable and cheaper energy technologies should be a key priority. Financing the transition to these …

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East Africa community leaders’ dialogue workshop

The East Africa Masterclass at Terrat focused on the village level experience of off-grid energy. We have invited local leaders and rural energy providers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi and Tanzania. We were keen for village headmen and headwomen to share their village experiences of energy provision and to tell us about the outcomes …

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