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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New WISIONS Fact Sheet Presented at SE4ALL Forum in New York City

News from WISIONS posted on March 29th, 2017

The WISIONS team will participate in the 3rd Sustainable Energy for All Forum from 3 – 5 April 2017 in New York City. At the forum, the team will share success stories and experiences by presenting our latest publications - a fact sheet and a brochure on energy practitioner networksRead moreMinimize

Since its inception in 2004, WISIONS has aimed to empower local practitioners to identify and scale successful models and sustainable energy practices in their regional contexts. Twelve years on, we have taken stock of the achievements by quantifying our contributions to sustainable energy development. The facts and figures are summarised in our new fact sheet, which highlights benefits, numbers of activities, types of sustainable energy technologies supported and developments needs addressed. For example, the 110 projects and knowledge exchanges supported by the WISIONS initiative have provided access to sustainable energy for 95,131 households and 4,021 business and institutional units. For additional facts and figures and to learn more, download the fact sheet.

The Forum of SE4All takes place in the context of UN efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will bring together more than 1,000 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and international organisations. The theme of this year’s forum is “Going Further, Faster – Together” and the event will act as a marketplace to help broker new partnerships and ideas, spur investment and drive action towards sustainable energy and achieving SDG7.

The event will take place at Duggal Greenhouse, located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City. Further information is available on theSE4All Forum Website, including a day-by-day conference programme.


Meet the WISIONS Team at the First International Conference on Energy Research and Social Science

News from WISIONS posted on March 15th, 2017

The WISIONS team will participate in the First International Conference on Energy Research and Social Science, which takes place from 2 – 5 April 2017 in Sitges, Spain. Read moreMinimize

The event aims to examine the relationship between energy systems and society. It will cover a range of topics revolving around the intersection of energy technologies, fuels and resources with social processes and influences – including communities of energy users, people affected by energy production, social institutions, customs, traditions, behaviours and policies.

Our team will present a study entitled “Localising the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: How are Local Level Sustainable Energy Projects Linked to Water and Food Issues in the Global South?

We conducted a systematic analysis of the linkages between selected SEPS projects and the food and water aspects of development. The analysis is based on the empirical data from process and impact evaluations as well as secondary data (e.g. project documentation and field visits) and relevant literature. 

More information on the conference is available here.


Meet the WISIONS Team at the SE4All Forum in NYC

News from WISIONS posted on March 10th, 2017

The WISIONS team will participate in the 3rd Sustainable Energy for All Forum from 3 – 5 April 2017 in New York City. The event will bring together more than 1,000 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and international organisations.Read moreMinimize

The theme of this year’s forum is “Going Further, Faster – Together” and the event will act as a marketplace to help broker new partnerships and ideas, spur investment and drive action towards sustainable energy and achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7.

The event will take place at Duggal Greenhouse, located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City. Further information is available on the SE4All Forum website, including a day-by-day conference programme [pdf].


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