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Webinar: Minigrid Impact and Long-Term Sustainability of Energy Access

      11/06/2018
The number of Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) systems, particularly for rural electrification, is growing globally and estimate suggest that 45% of the new connections needed to achieve universal electrification by 2030 will come from mini-girds....

Webinars: “Transforming Energy Access”, the 7th Annual LCEDN Conference 2018

      30/05/2018 - 01/06/2018
The 7th LCEDN Annual Conference on the theme of 'Transforming Energy Access?' took place from 30 May - 1 June 2018. This year, in addition to attendance in person, LCEDN in partnership with Smart Villages...

Webinar: The Minigrid Game

      15/05/2018
  Minigrids. They're one of the most attractive models for remote community electrification. They're scalable, and flexible, and capable of supplying power at levels that really permit productive use to be made of the power....

Webinar: Energy, Energy Access and Transport

      26/04/2018
  Transport is an often overlooked aspect of rural development and linkage to energy access and productive use of energy in the developing world, but it is of critical importance. Not only does transportation rely...

Webinar: PAUWES Research 2 Practice Forum 2018

      18/04/2018
Linking research and development as a contribution to achieve the goals of the Agenda 2063 of the African Union is a priority for the Pan African University of the African Union. The Research-2-Practice Forum aims...

Webinar: Energy Access, Education and Young People

      06/04/2018
One of the most powerful benefits of energy access in rural communities in the developing world is the potential impact on education. Whether a simple solar lantern permits an extra hour of homework and study...

Webinar: Crowd Power – Crowdfunding Energy Access Ventures

      06/03/2018
https://youtu.be/qMftQkAWcI8 If you are a start-up or a smaller energy access firm looking to raise funds, then energy-targeted crowdfunding may just be for you. Raising the necessary finance for start-up and scale-up energy access ventures...

Webinar: Closing the Gap – bridging research and practice in energy access

      13/12/2017
https://youtu.be/2B_J_AeTjn0 In September 2017, the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) held its annual conference on the topic of "Equity and Energy Justice" at Durham University, UK. As a follow-up to this conference, we...

September 2017 Webinar: Perspectives on energy justice

      29/09/2017
On 11-12 September, the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) held its annual conference on the topic of "Equity and Energy Justice" at Durham University, UK. As a follow-up to this conference, we'll be...

Scaling up distributed renewable energy for healthcare in India

      31/08/2017
This month, Smart Villages and LCEDN are partnering with Power for All to bring you a webinar about the nexus between universal healthcare (SDG3) and universal electricity access (SDG7). As a follow up to our...

Off-grid but online: ICT in the last mile

      26/07/2017
ICT is clearly a game changer both for on-grid and off-grid areas of the world. With smartphones, people in remote, "last mile" areas are increasingly gaining access to the internet and gaining access to information,...

Webinar: Reaping the benefits of energy access: Gender, policy, and practice

      22/06/2017
In this webinar, we'll be joined by several speakers who will speak about their experience with gender & energy policy and practice in the context of rural development. We'll be guided by questions such as...

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

Brussels, Belgium      20/06/2017
Agenda: Smart Rural Development The Smart Villages Initiative and the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) invite you to join us for a one-day event focusing on "Smart Rural Development: the SDGs and the New...

Webinar: A breath of fresh air: What’s next for clean cookstoves?

      30/05/2017
Clean cookstoves have made great strides in recent years, helping to solve the huge challenge of indoor air pollution, the fourth biggest health risk in the developing world. This is an urgent task: 1.9 million...

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

      03/05/2017
The Smart Villages Initiative is holding an international workshop on 3 May at the Wyndham Hotel Albrook Mall to help collect and distil the knowledge and experience gathered from the last 15 months in Latin America...

National Workshop: The link between Nicaragua’s access to energy, financial mechanisms, and energy policies

Matagalpa, Nicaragua      27/04/2017 - 28/04/2017
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"....

2017 IANAS Smart Villages Symposium

      25/04/2017
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...

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

      05/04/2017
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...

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

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire      27/03/2017 - 29/03/2017
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'....

Webinar: Refugees and energy: Meeting the needs of refugees and displaced people

      16/03/2017
In this webinar, we will focus on the needs of displaced people and refugees - whether internally displaced, asylum seekers living in camps, or other situations. What are their energy needs? What happens when a...
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