Regional Partnerships and Networks
“Matching practitioners and stakeholders and helping to bring technologies to scale”
Regional practitioner networks are an increasingly important element of the WISIONS initiative. A central finding from project support provided by WISIONS is that local capacity-building is crucial for ensuring the success and sustainability of clean energy projects.
WISIONS fosters regional partnerships and practitioner networks to facilitate knowledge development and sharing between practitioners and stakeholders and to induce the broader dissemination of decentralised renewable energy solutions. Four international networks have been consolidated and they each focus on a specific technical solution for a region. These networks actively involve more than 120 organisations and individuals who have long been committed to people-centred sustainable energy solutions. The key elements, objectives and activities of the four networks are described in our publication "Energy Practitioner Networks", which is available for download from the right column of this site.
The regional partnerships and networks are intended to promote the application of sustainable energy technologies by facilitating face-to-face gatherings and the online exchange of experiences, as well as by providing financial support to a number of workshops, selected projects and other exchange activities.
In order to succeed in this approach, the WISIONS initiative promotes the foundation of networks and supports existing networks, which are coordinated by experts and partner organisations located in the regions.