WISIONS of Sustainability
Our mission is to empower individuals and communities to transform the production and use of energy so that it effectively enables sustainable development. Read more about WISIONS activities, goals and background.
Wind Empowerment 2018 International Conference: WEIndia2018
News from WISIONS posted on June 13th, 2018
The deadline for applications is 30 June (if you are applying for a travel scholarship) or 31 August (if you do not require a travel scholarship).
This year’s conference is jointly organised by Wind Empowerment and the National Institute for Wind Energy (NIWE), India. It will be longer than previous conferences, spanning approximately two weeks: one week of training sessions and one week for the conference programme.
NIWE is offering full travel and conference scholarships to a limited number of international applicants who wish to participate in a one-month long course related to small wind rural electrification, which will include attendance at the WEIndia2018 conference.
The eligibility criteria for applying to NIWE’s scholarship are the following:
- Applicants must be available to join the two-week pre-conference workshop events, as well as the two-week conference. This means being in India for one month, from 15 November - 15 December 2018
- Applicants must have nationality from one of the eligible countries
- Applicants must have a working knowledge of English sufficient to follow the course
Wind Empowerment will try to provide scholarships (at least partial) to participants who do not fulfill the prerequisites above. However, if you are eligible and able to join the one-month course and conference events, do not miss this chance to apply. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Portrait Of The Wind Empowerment Network By UNESCO
News from WISIONS posted on June 11th, 2018
Read the full article on the website of UNESCO: Poor Rural Communities Learn To Harness The Wind For A Sustainable Future
The Wind Empowerment network is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and is supported by several organisations, one of which is the WISIONS initiative.
Improving Agricultural Profitability By Introducing Solar Powered Mobile Cold Storage Options
News from WISIONS posted on June 4th, 2018
One of our most recent SEPS projects aims to demonstrate the viability and benefits of mobile solar powered cold storage systems. The People, Energy and Environment Development Association (PEEDA) will implement the first system of its kind in Nepal in the rural municipality of Baiteshwor.
During the first phase of the project, PEEDA reached an agreement with local government authorities regarding the establishment of a solar cold storage system in the Baiteshwor municipality. They also carefully selected a provider of electro-mechanical equipment.
The project team discussed operational and maintenance issues, as well as financial management aspects, with the beneficiaries and decided to conduct training sessions after the completion of the installation and commissioning of the cold storage system.
The beneficiaries are willing to contribute free labour during the civil construction and installation phase, which will enhance the participatory nature of the project. Additionally, the local government has promised to provide support for the installation, commissioning and post-installation activities.
Updates on this project will be posted in our news blog. More general information is available on our SEPS project page: Improving Agricultural Profitability for Smallholder Farms by introducing Solar Powered Mobile Cold Storage