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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Community-Managed Energy Service for Vegetable Market Chain

News from WISIONS posted on April 7th, 2017

On many farms in Nepal surface irrigation systems are not feasible, as water sources are below ground level. In these locations farmers can only produce one crop due to the lack of year-round irrigation, resulting in low productivity and income. One of our SEPS projects aims to introduce photovoltaic pumping systems for irrigation, in order to increase both production levels and the variety of crops grown. Read moreMinimize
This project aims to establish an innovative business model consisting of impact investment and grants, to facilitate a community-managed irrigation system. During the recent project phase, detailed feasibility studies of three prospective sites were completed and two sites were eventually selected for installation of the pumping systems: Aarubastar, Salang VDC-09, Dhading; and Basan, Chatiwan VDC-02, Makwanpur.

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

The Hydro Empowerment Network (HPNET) recently introduced its new working groups for 2017. These groups include members from across 14 countries of South and Southeast Asia and present an opportunity for harnessing the synergy between network members and partners, enabling them to work co-operatively to bring about tangible outputs, such as knowledge-based products, exchanges and strategy.Read moreMinimize

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.


Volante "Hechos y Datos" Sobre la Iniciativa WISIONS

News from WISIONS posted on March 30th, 2017

La más reciente publicación de WISIONS reúne datos e información muy concisa sobre el trabajo y los resultados de la iniciativa.Read moreMinimize

Desde su comienzo en 2004, WISIONS ha enfocado sus esfuerzos en fortalecer a practitioners locales, en su labor de identificar y escalar soluciones energéticas sostenibles en sus contextos regionales. 

Con la publicación del volante "hechos y datos" WISIONS ofrece un resumen muy conciso sobre los logros realizados durante los últimos doce años de continua evolución. El volante presenta los logros a través de parámetros cuantitativos sobre el tipo y número de actividades respaldadas, el tipo de tecnologías aplicadas así como sobre beneficios directos. 

Así por ejemplo, WISIONS ha respaldado 110 proyectos e intercambios, los cuales han significado el suministro de acceso a energía sostenible para más de 95 000 familias y 4 000 unidades de negocios o institucionales. 

Para conocer más sobre los hechos y datos de WISIONS, el volante puede ser descargado aquí.


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