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.
Meet the WISIONS Team at the SE4All Forum in New York City
News from WISIONS posted on May 12th, 2015
The theme of this year’s Forum is “Financing Sustainable Energy for All”, including the launch of a new "Global Sustainable Energy for All Commitment Platform". Moreover, the Forum will also feature the first Global Energy Ministerial Dialogue at the United Nations, in order to reaffirm the Rio+20 determination “to act to make sustainable energy for all a reality”, and an Advisory Board meeting, co-convened by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.
In focusing on how to act, the Forum will include a range of solution-oriented multi-stakeholder sessions for SE4ALL partners from all over the world, and from a variety of sectors. It will also offer new approaches to track progress towards 2030 based on the 2nd biennial Sustainable Energy for All Global Tracking Framework.
New Article: "The Role of Gender Concerns in the Planning of Small-Scale Energy Projects in Developing Countries"
News from WISIONS posted on April 27th, 2015
The book presents innovative approaches to improving energy access in underprivileged communities. A core theme is the use of previously underused or unrecognised resources that can be harnessed through synergies in supply and value innovation, novel financing methods and by using leapfrog technologies.
The contribution by the WISIONS team can be purchased as an individual chapter from the publisher, Springer, here.
A presentation of the article's topics is also available under Publications on our website.
Upscaling Strategy: Converting Banana Plant Waste to Cooking Fuel in India
News from WISIONS posted on April 20th, 2015
The first phase of this SEPS project was organised around the village of Gundigere, in the Ramanagara district of the state of Karnataka, India. The project had two major goals: to improve income opportunities and create access to clean energy for the local population. The project demonstrated the technical, economic and social viability of the applied concept. For more information on the final outcomes, visit: Value-addition to food crop processing: Converting banana plant-waste to cooking-fuel
After the successful implementation of the first project phase, WISIONS continues to support IEI in its aim to scale up the demonstrated concept in a second phase. The main objectives of the ongoing upscaling activities include:
- Replication of the project in other locations
- Demonstration that the benefits are replicable (e.g. increased harvests, increased income for farmers, use of a renewable energy source (biogas) and conservation of water use)
- Enabling access to clean fuel for small groups (families) in the rural population