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Energy entrepreneurs: Business models for off-grid energy & social impact

      18/05/2016
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...

Frontier Energy Storage Technologies and Global Energy Challenges

      10/05/2016 - 11/05/2016
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...

Smart Villages and Resilience to Natural Disasters

      05/05/2016
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...

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

      28/04/2016
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...

Failure & off-grid energy access: Why failure matters to development

      20/04/2016
"Failure" - the word usually carries a negative connotation. But for entrepreneurs, policymakers, and NGOs working to provide energy access to people in the "last mile", failure can actually provide important lessons. Is failure an...

Lighting a Billion Lives Convention 2016

      11/04/2016
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...

Off the beaten path: rural energy & remoteness

      09/03/2016
Far-flung islands in the South Pacific and treacherous terrain in the Himalayas: both pose enormous challenges for rural development and energy. In this webinar, we’ll gather experts who will tell stories about their experiences working...

Smart Villages in South America

      24/01/2016 - 26/01/2016
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....

Business and Financial Models Workshop

      05/01/2016
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...

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

      18/12/2015
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...

Sustainable Dissemination of Improved Cookstoves Workshop

      02/12/2015
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...

South Asia Media Dialogue Workshop

      14/11/2015 - 16/11/2015
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...

Off-Grid Islands Electricity Workshop

      03/11/2015 - 05/11/2015
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...

Islamabad Smart Villages Workshop

      06/10/2015
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...

East Africa Wrap-up Workshop

Kigali, Rwanda      08/09/2015 - 09/09/2015
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. The workshop brought together over 40 government representatives...

Dhaka Smart Villages Workshop

      26/08/2015
As part of the series of regional engagements in South Asia, Smart Villages is organising a workshop on off-grid rural energy provision in Bangladesh. The country has the fastest growing programme in the world with...

East Africa community leaders’ dialogue workshop

Terrat, Tanzania      22/08/2015 - 23/08/2015
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...

Southeast Asia Media Dialogue Workshop

      12/06/2015 - 13/06/2015
Our Seoul 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 East Asian off-grid sector. The...

Interview with Dr Scott Watkins

      09/06/2015
Dr Scott Watskins speaks about perovskites: absorbing materials can be used in an organic solar power. They act as the light absorbing part of the cells but can also transmit the charges. The exciting part...

Introduction Webinar

      12/05/2015
“Energy is a prerequisite for sustainable rural development” - UNESCO Smart Villages pitches its vision for rural communities with the aim of developing villages primarily in the areas of education, enterprise and health. It promotes...
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