|Sustainable off-grid energy has many positive benefits: improved healthcare and sanitation, better education, more productive agriculture, etc. But beyond these benefits, it’s also clear that improved security is at the top of the list for many, especially through the provision of lighting, as reflected in our recent webinar on refugees, displaced people, and energy. Several stories from India this week show the other side of the coin: renewable energy hardware, including panels, batteries, controls, is increasingly prized by thieves! Read about Solar Turtle in our Energy Entrepreneurs series to see a creative solution to this problem.
Smart Villages is excited to join forces with ECREEE and EUEI-PDF next week in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire for the High-level Workshop on Energy Access. We’ll share a report about the discussion. (Please note: only by prior invitation)
Lastly, the SEforALL FORUM in Brooklyn is rapidly approaching, and we look forward to meeting many of you there at our Partner Working Session: “Voices from the Village: Are you listening to what we really want?”
Come listen to village leaders from three continents discuss what is at stake for rural communities from now until 2030.