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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...

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

Bangkok, Thailand      07/03/2017 - 09/03/2017
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,...

From the bottom up: the role and place of community led approaches in national energy planning in West Africa

      20/02/2017
The workshop is a one-day event and is held in collaboration with Practical Action West Africa. The objective of the workshop is to analyse the potential for community-based approaches to strengthen national energy planning processes...

February webinar: Healthy villages are smart villages: Health, energy, and development

      16/02/2017
Healthy villages are smart villages - places where people can live healthy lives with longer lifespans, fewer childhood illnesses and deaths, and greater well-being. In this webinar, we will think about the intersections of health...

Sustainable energy sources for risk management and the resilience of communities in Latin America and the Caribbean

      30/01/2017
In this one-day workshop in Quito, Ecuador, participants came together to discuss risk management and how communities' resilience can be strengthened.

Energy solutions for the sustainable construction of rural Haiti and the strengthening of resilience

Port-au-Prince, Haiti      24/01/2017
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...

Growing smart villages: Agriculture and energy for development

      19/12/2016
70% of the world's poor live in rural areas. Many of them rely on agriculture for their incomes. Equally, many of them lack access to energy. But what if they can access energy - and...

Going off the grid: Disaster, resilience, and off-grid energy

      22/11/2016
When disaster strikes, a community's ability to respond and recover is tested, whether it is affected by a flood, an earthquake, a drought, a tsunami, or a hurricane, and whether it is located in a...

Regional Workshop: Sustainable energy sources for rural development and climatic resilience of off-grid communities in Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic      16/11/2016 - 18/11/2016
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...

Scaling up gender: Women in off-grid energy business models and supply chains

      13/10/2016
Please join our webinar on October 13th 2016 at 12 noon UK: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2397829628857963521

Energy and agriculture in Smart Villages in India

      21/09/2016 - 23/09/2016
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...

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

      24/08/2016 - 25/08/2016
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...

Women & energy entrepreneurship: Business models for off-grid energy and social impact, Part II

      11/08/2016
Women are central to successful business models for off-grid energy in developing countries - whether they are founding micro enterprises, building small, medium, and large businesses, or are the consumers choosing the best energy sources...

Smart Villages Bangalore Forward Look Workshop

      21/07/2016 - 23/07/2016
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...

Addressing Energy Governance: Questions of Scale and Scope

      18/07/2016
This webinar brings together researchers working on energy governance issues from a range of projects funded under two different DFID initiatives. These initiatives are the EPSRC/DFID/DECC funded Understading Sustainable Energy Solutions (USES) programme whose 13...

South America Media Workshop

      09/07/2016 - 11/07/2016
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...

The big chill: Off-grid cooling for water, refrigeration, spaces, and more…

      30/06/2016
Cooling is crucial in off-grid villages throughout the developing world: water, refrigeration for vaccines, cooling for Maasai cheese, and even spaces, whether for productive uses of energy (cold chains for fish or agricultural / dairy...

Will energy access alone end poverty?

      15/06/2016
A debate with rural leaders, the private sector and scientists 1.3 billion people currently do not have access to electricity and 3 billion people are without clean cooking facilities: these are the people who have...

Burgos Smart Villages Workshop

      01/06/2016 - 03/06/2016
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...

Smart Villages West Africa Regional Workshop

      23/05/2016 - 25/05/2016
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...
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