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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WISIONS Supports the First Central American Micro-Hydro Conference in Nicaragua

News from WISIONS posted on October 3rd, 2017

One of our most recent SEPS exchange activities aims to promote the exchange of knowledge and sharing of experiences between practitioners involved in small-scale hydroelectric projects in Central America. To achieve this, the first Central American Conference of Small-Scale Hydroelectric Generators will take place from 11th – 13th October 2017 in Managua, Nicaragua.Read moreMinimize

Electrification in remote rural areas continues to be a challenge in Central America. Once micro-hydro projects are completed, many power plants are managed and administered by community entities. These entities work to guarantee access to energy at local level, but face a series of obstacles that threaten energy generation and limit the technical, economic, social and environmental sustainability of the micro-hydro plants.

In this context, Asociación Fénix, with the support of WISIONS, is promoting the First Central American Small Hydroelectric Conference: Sharing Experiences and Articulating Efforts for Efficient Management of Clean Energy Supply.

The conference will be held from 11th – 13th October 2017 at the Hotel Camino Real Convention Center in the city of Managua, Nicaragua. The WISIONS team will be in attendance, promoting our initiative.

The full conference programme is available here (in Spanish) [pdf]. More general information on this SEPS Exchange Activity is available here: First Central American Conference of Small-Scale Hydroelectric Generators: Sharing Experiences and Coordinating Efforts for Efficient Management in Providing Clean Energy


Meet the WISIONS Team at the 12th SDEWES Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia

News from WISIONS posted on September 26th, 2017

The WISIONS team will participate in the 12th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES, to be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 4th – 8th October 2017.Read moreMinimize

This year’s conference is dedicated to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by de-coupling growth from natural resources and replacing them with knowledge based economy, taking into account its economic, environmental and social pillars. 

Our team will give a presentation entitled "Energizing the WEF-Nexus to Enhance Sustainable Development" on Thursday, 5th October.

More information, including a full conference programme and details on the venue, is available on the event’s website


Meet the WISIONS Team at the Annual Conference of the LCS-RNet in Warwick, UK

News from WISIONS posted on September 11th, 2017

The WISIONS team will participate in the 2017 annual conference of the international Low Carbon Societies Research Network (LCS-RNet), which is being held at Warwick University (United Kingdom) from 12th - 13th September 2017.Read moreMinimize

This 9th Annual Meeting of the LCS-RNet will focus on three themes that reflect current debates in international climate change and energy policy, against the backdrop of recent political changes and uncertainties in Europe and the United States. The conference theme for this year is ‘Clean growth and innovation in a changing world’. The conference will focus on three main themes:

1. Innovation: technology, resource productivity and industrial policy

2. Global energy markets and forms of carbon pricing

3. Energy access and low carbon development

The WISIONS team will participate in a session on "Progress Towards the Energy Access Sustainable Development Goal", which takes place on on 13th September at 11:30 AM.

More information on this event is available on LCS-RNet's website.


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