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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New SEPS Call 2017 for Projects and Exchange Activities

News from WISIONS posted on June 6th, 2017

The first SEPS call of 2017 is open! Our aim this time is on both our focus regions, Latin America and the Caribbean and South and South East Asia. Read moreMinimize

The countries considered for this call are those within the Caribbean, South and Central America, as well as Southern and South East Asia, according to UN definition.

We are offering support for the introduction of small-scale renewable energy technologies as well as for knowledge exchange activities.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 23 June 2017, 4 PM GMT.

What type of PROJECTS are we looking for?

This call is open to projects that demonstrate the application of sustainable energy technologies in different contexts: for example, projects might aim to meet energy needs for reliable electricity or heat supply, for food processing and conservation, or for water pumping and treatment. The target groups could be small individual farmers, agro-businesses or small companies, as well as the wider community or municipality.

According to the technical focus of our supported practitioner networks in the target regions, we would be particularly interested in projects that focus on biogas, pico or micro-hydro power and small wind technologies. We are also receptive to projects that demonstrate the application of other renewable energy technologies or hybrid approaches. 

See details on criteria and SEPS project application procedure: SEPS Projects.

What type of EXCHANGE ACTIVITIES are we looking for?

The proposed SEPS Knowledge Exchanges should allow for interaction between practitioners with significant experience in the implementation of decentralised renewable energy solutions in the target region(s).

SEPS Knowledge Exchange activities should relate to one or more of the following focus areas: 

  • Capacity-building South-South
  • Mutual learning
  • Practice-to-policy exchange
  • Avocacy and awareness-raising activities

See details on criteria and SEPS exchange activities application procedure: SEPS Exchange Activities.

What has been supported so far?

To date, SEPS has supported 110 projects and exchanges across the world and these are all featured on our website, illustrating the lessons learned in the field: SEPS – Project List.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 23 June 2017, 4 PM GMT.

The application forms and supporting documents must be submitted in English. Applications written in other languages will not be considered. 


Rebuilding Sustainable Energy Infrastructure in Nepal

News from WISIONS posted on June 21st, 2017

In 2015, Nepal was struck by a major earthquake which triggered landslides and caused massive destruction to the country. Many of the micro-hydro power systems providing energy to the poor rural population got damaged and caused huge losses to the communities. The WISIONS initiative supports Practical Action in rebuilding sustainable energy access by restoration of the affected systems.Read moreMinimize

This SEPS project started in September 2015 and is supporting three earthquake-struck micro hydro systems to become rehabilitated. Recent project progress includes the complete reconstruction of the Tamsyo Khola micro-hydro power plant including final testing and commissioning activities. 

The rehabilitation of the Jhyalla Bhumi II and Andheri plant are in progress and will presumably be completed by the end of the month (June 2017). Civil construction works have been successfully carried out at the Jhyalla site and there are a few electromechanical works still to be done. In Andheri, most working steps have also been completed, with the exception of the repair of a water canal and intake site, which have recently been affected by landslides. Final working steps include the capacity building and training of MHP operators, which will be concluded after all plants are fully restored.

More general information on this project is available on our SEPS project page: RISE - Rebuilding Infrastructure for Sustainable Energy Access


9th RedBioLAC Conference – Call for Papers

News from WISIONS posted on June 19th, 2017

WISIONS supports the 9th edition of the annual RedBioLAC conference, which will take place from 6th to 10th November 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The call for papers is open until 31st July 2017.Read moreMinimize

2017 already marks the 9th edition of RedBioLAC's annual conference. This year's event will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

RedBioLAC's Call for Papers is open until 31st July 2017, 23:59 PM (local time in Argentina). More information and where to send your paper is available on the event's website (in Spanish only).



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