WISIONS of Sustainability

The main objective of WISIONS is to make clean energy a default solution for basic energy needs in developing regions, by helping local partners to identify successes and bring them to scale through regional networks, marketing and demonstration. Read more about WISIONS activities, goals and background.

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First WISIONS Webinar to Take Place on 18 January 2018

News from WISIONS posted on December 27th, 2017

On 18 January, start off the New Year with WISIONS new webinar series! The first webinar, “Stronger Together: Why Networks of Energy Access Practitioners Matter”, will focus on why practitioners' networks are valuable.Read moreMinimize

Access to energy has the potential to change lives across the Global South, and it is enshrined in Sustainable Development Goal 7. But often efforts are fragmented, and the same mistakes are repeated. 

That’s where networks of energy practitioners come in. Energy practitioners are spearheading efforts to make sure that those most at risk of being ‘left behind’ are included. Their work in the field, academia, development institutions and in communities means that they have in-depth knowledge of the requirements, conditions, and challenges of ensuring sustainable energy access. Mobilizing their knowledge and expertise is essential to achieving SDG 7 and supporting many other SDGs for people and the planet. 

Register now and mark your calendar for 2 PM CET on 18 January 2018!

In the meantime, watch our latest video, From Paris to Action at Local Level in the Global South, from our side event at COP23 in Bonn! 

How can energy access practitioners and other non-state actors contribute to the global climate change agenda? Hear what practitioners, policymakers, and researchers have to say - and add your comments!


Findings from the 9th Annual RedBioLAC Conference

News from WISIONS posted on December 20th, 2017

WISIONS supported and participated in the 9th Annual Conference of the Latin American Biogas Network (RedBioLAC), which took place from 6th – 10th November 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Read moreMinimize

RedBioLAC is a network of institutions involved in the applied research and advocacy of biodigesters for the treatment and management of organic waste, as a strategy for improving the wellbeing of the Latin American and Caribbean people. Their annual opportunity to meet and interact intensively with experts from across the region is a central component for sustaining the impetus of the knowledge sharing process.

All the findings and conference information, including presentations, workshop materials and videos, are now available on RedBioLAC webpage.


3 SEPS Projects Featured in New ARE Publication

News from WISIONS posted on December 13th, 2017

ARE – The Alliance for Rural Electrification has recently released a new publication featuring three of our SEPS projects. The brochure is entitled "Access to Energy Services through Renewable Sources in Latin America & the Caribbean".Read moreMinimize

Statistics indicate that electricity coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean is at present about 97%. However, this still means that some 22 million people – about six million households – lack access to electricity. Overcoming this requires solutions based on an evaluation of a wide range of factors. These factors include appropriate technology, consideration of the environmental and social context, economic viability and cost-benefit analysis, and require the mutual collaboration of both the public and private sectors.

The new report prepared by ARE and commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) provides valuable reflections and lessons learned on clean energy access projects from the business association perspective. Part of the strategy to attain universal access across the region involves joining forces with other energy access initiatives and networks such as ARE.

The publication features three of WISIONS SEPS Energy Projects:

Improving Cacao Production and Processing While Meeting Cooking Fuel Demand in Ecuador (CRECER) 

Solar Mobility in Andean highlands of Argentina 

Removing Barriers to Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Medium-Scale Agricultural Livestock Activities in Mexico

The publication is available for download on ARE's website.


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