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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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 were damaged and this caused huge losses to the communities. The WISIONS initiative is supporting Practical Action in rebuilding sustainable energy access by restoring the affected systems.Read moreMinimize

This SEPS project started in September 2015 and supports the rehabilitation of three earthquake-struck micro-hydro systems. 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 plants is in progress and should be completed by the end of the month (June 2017). Civil construction works have been successfully carried out at the Jhyalla site, with a few electromechanical works outstanding. In Andheri, most of the 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 will support the 9th annual conference of RedBioLAC, the Latin American Biogas Network, 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 about the conference and submission of papers is available on the event's website (in Spanish only).



Meet the WISIONS Team in Brussels

News from WISIONS posted on June 14th, 2017

The WISIONS team will participate in the event "Smart rural development: the SDGs and the New European Consensus on Development", organised by the Smart Villages Initiative and the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC). Meet us in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.Read moreMinimize

The New European Consensus on Development was proposed in November 2016 and the European Parliament adopted its position in February 2017. On 7 June 2017 at European Development Days, the New Consensus was adopted by the EU Institutions and Member States. This New Consensus will play a central role in how the Sustainable Development Goals are approached via EU and Member State policies.

To this end, Smart Villages and EASAC aim to gather policymakers, civil society, private sector representatives, researchers, scientists and others for a series of presentations and open discussions regarding the direction of the new consensus and SDGs, particularly focusing on people living in rural areas of developing countries that are at the bottom of the pyramid and part of the "last mile".

The event takes place on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM (CEST) in Brussels, Belgium. More information is available here.



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