Tag: South America

WR36: Off-grid energy for rural development in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Smart Villages Initiative organised a workshop in Panama City on 2-3 May 2017, bringing together significant actors in rural electrification in Latin America to discuss challenges and opportunities in rural electrification, with the aim of jointly developing recommendations to policymakers. Key topics for discussion included the role of the government versus the private sector in rural electrification, innovative options for financing …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://e4sv.org/workshop-report-panama/

BR23: Building rural resilience to natural disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean through smart villages

The resilience of rural communities to natural disasters and other shocks is an important issue for rural villages; hard-won development gains can all too readily be lost through natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, droughts, and floods. This is particular so for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean which are at risk from a …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://e4sv.org/policy-brief-ecuador/