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.
Article “Small-Scale Energy Projects in the Global South” Published in New LCS-RNet Brochure
News from WISIONS posted on April 10th, 2017
The LCS-RNet acts as a forum aimed at fostering research and policymaking to jointly achieve decarbonised energy systems in countries around the world.
Published as a "Wuppertal Spezial" (No. 53), the brochure covers topics such as governance for the long-term transition towards low carbon economies, policy instruments for financing decarbonisation and the provision of integrated strategies for achieving long-term sustainability.
As part of the network, the WISIONS of sustainability initiative and its supporting scheme SEPS (Sustainable Energy Project Support) have been making a valuable contribution to these goals for over a decade. Representatives from WISIONS gave a presentation at the meeting and contributed an article, “Small-scale energy projects in the global south”, to the LCS-RNet brochure (p. 30-32).
Download your free copy of the brochure here.
Community-Managed Energy Service for Vegetable Market Chain
News from WISIONS posted on April 7th, 2017
The financing model was discussed and clarified between the communities and cooperatives and an agreement between the financer (SunFarmer), farmer groups and local cooperatives has been concluded. Furthermore, the most appropriate vegetables for cultivation at the project sites have been identified. The photovoltaic pumping systems are currently being installed in Dhading and Makwanpur, with the construction works monitored by Practical Action and other NGOs.
Read more about this project on our SEPS page: Community Managed Energy Service for Vegetable Market Chain.
Hydro Empowerment Network Introduces New Working Groups
News from WISIONS posted on April 3rd, 2017
HPNET's working groups are formed during their annual gatherings, using a facilitation technique that allows each member to voice his/her priorities, identify members with similar interests and formalise the groups. During the gathering, each group identifies its overarching goal and develops objectives and activities for the year. Thereafter, all HPNET members and partners are invited to join the groups, and the groups refine and embark on their annual work plans.
Please visit HPNET's website for more information on the newly established working groups.