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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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Results of the Practice-to-Policy Dialogue on Micro Hydro Energy for Myanmar

News from WISIONS posted on February 12th, 2015

The event entitled “Micro Hydro and Decentralised Renewable Energy for Myanmar: Practice-to-Policy Dialogue, Applying Lessons from Indonesia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka”, was successfully held in Myanmar from 24th – 28th November 2014. Read moreMinimize

Lessons learned from practical experiences were offered by policy and practitioner experts from Indonesia, Nepal and SEvent Videori Lanka to a wide and interested audience. More than 70 participants attended, ranging from representatives from the Myanmar national and regional governments, to members of the civil society, science and media sectors. 

Links to the proceedings and a video, which together provide a good summary of the event and its key outcomes, can be found here: Event Proceedings, Event Video

A media video can be found here.

The event is part of the SEPS exchange activitivity Micro Hydro for Myanmar: Practice-to-Policy Dialogue with Indonesia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka (SEPS 9)and was hosted by the Renewable Energy Association of Myanmar (REAM) and the Hydro Empowerment Network.

Monthly Call of the Energy Access Practitioner Network

News from WISIONS posted on February 11th, 2015

The WISIONS team will participate in the next monthly call of the Sustainable Energy For All's Energy Access Practitioner Network, which will take place on Thursday, 12 February 2015, at 9:00 am EST.Read moreMinimize

Together with members of the Hydro Empowerment Network, we will give a short presentation on "Micro Hydro and Decentralized Renewable Energy for Myanmar: A Practice-to-Policy Dialogue, Applying Lessons from Indonesia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka". This workshop took place in November 2014 and was funded by WISIONS. Find our SEPS page here: Micro Hydro for Myanmar: Practice-to-Policy Dialogue with Indonesia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka (SEPS 9).

The global Energy Access Practitioner Network was formed as part of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative by the United Nations Foundation. The network focuses on community-level electrification for productive purposes, incorporating specific market-based applications for health, agriculture, education, small business, communites and household solutions.

Solar Mobility in the Andean Highlands of Argentina

News from WISIONS posted on January 27th, 2015

As part of one of our current SEPS projects, EcoAndina is running initial tests to assess the technical and social viability of solar bike mobility in the Puna highlands in Northern Argentina. Read moreMinimize

This project advocates solar mobility as a solution for meeting the increasing mobility demands in two areas of the Jujuy province in Argentina; one in the Puna region and the other in the capital San Salvador. In December 2014, the first e-bike tracks in the Puna region were successfully established and reliable data about the performance of solar e-bikes in this mountainous region was collected.

Fundación EcoAndina has already established connections with Argentinian e-bike distributors and service providers in Buenos Aires and San Salvador de Jujuy, trained bicycle shops in customising standard bicycle wheels with motors and has set up a solar e-bike station at the EcoAndina's Centro Ecohuasi in the Puna village of Misa Rumi. During a workshop at "Ecohuasi" eight solar e-bike technology kits were fitted to regular bicycles and these are now ready for use.

Once the rainy season is over, the next stage of the project will be to promote the solar e-bikes to the target group in the Puna region, which will include training lessons and support.

You can find more general information about this SEPS project here: Solar Mobility in Andean Highlands of Argentina (SEPS10).

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