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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Workshop: Leveraging Innovative Finance Together

News from WISIONS posted on January 18th, 2019

For the second time, WISIONS is supporting Nexus for Development in organising a two-day workshop on "Leveraging Innovative Finance Together" to accelerate clean energy and water solutions entrepreneurship in Myanmar and across Asia. It will take place in Yangon, Myanmar from 26 - 27 February 2019.Read moreMinimize

On Tuesday, February 26, Nexus for Development invites social entrepreneurs delivering sustainable energy, water, and sanitation solutions for a full-day of peer-to-peer learning and trainings on advanced financial topics. Attendees will benefit from increased financial readiness and knowledge exchange on best business practices prior to engaging with the broader ecosystem during the workshop the next day.

Social Enterprises may register here.

On Wednesday, February 27, Nexus for Development and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) will host a knowledge sharing workshop for social entrepreneurs, financiers and intermediaries. The day will include the launch of both Nexus’ new Finance Solutions Mapping and ANDE’s Myanmar Ecosystem Snapshot.

Financiers and intermediaries may register here. Social Enterprises may register here for both days of the workshop.

Visit Nexus' event page on Facebook: Leveraging Innovative Finance Together

This workshop forms one of our recent SEPS exchange activities: Exchange: Demand-Side Solutions to Financing Sustainable Energy in Southeast Asia

The Argentinian Province Of Jujuy On The Path To Green Energy

News from WISIONS posted on January 14th, 2019

Fundación EcoAndina aims to transfer twenty years of practical experience in the field of solar energy to an upcoming generation of renewable energy technicians in Jujuy, Argentina. Read moreMinimize

Recently, Fundación EcoAndina realised five training courses at their CEDIERA Centre and a number of guided visits to a technology park, with a total of nearly two hundred participants, mostly technical students from three renewable energy institutes in and around San Salvador. Furthermore, the project team hosted conferences and open dialogues at the National University, where a total number of 170 participants assisted.

Another highlight of the recent activities of this SEPS Exchange was the participation in the International Arts Festival Corazón Andino, an enchanting festival of arts and sustainability which took place for the first time in the Jujuy Province and raised awareness for renewable energy technologies among local citizens.

As a step to empower highland communities, EcoAndina visited the Municipalities of Humahuaca, Abra Pampa and La Quiaca and had talks with officials about the local situation concerning access to energy and to possible future renewable energy projects in the Andean highlands.

In order to transfer years of field experience from an NGO into the formation of academic curricula, EcoAndina organised coordination meetings with four institutes for technical formation in Jujuy: the official Institute for Renewable Energy in Jujuy, the National University of Jujuy, the National Secretary for Science and Technology, and others. National institutions, as well as regional and local authorities, recognise and value EcoAndina's work and invited them to contribute their experiences to an upcoming public discussion.

New Project: Biogas Solutions For Livestock Farmers in Costa Rica

News from WISIONS posted on January 9th, 2019

Could biogas solutions be an alternative to conventional methods for livestock farming in Costa Rica? One of our most recent exchange activities aims to implement a collaborative process seeking to consolidate the use of biodigester technology and accelerate its adoption among small and medium-scale livestock farmers in the country.Read moreMinimize

The Costa Rican Biogas Association (Asobiogás) and WISIONS will jointly coordinate this process, which integrates two work streams: the configuration and implementation of a SEPS knowledge exchange and the conceptualisation and realisation of a transdisciplinary transformative research approach. The collaborative process consists of six phases and continuously interweaves tasks and outputs of both the knowledge exchange and the research approach.

Some of the aspects that will be taken into consideration are:

  • The identification of variables that influence the implementation and adoption of small and medium-scale biogas technology in Costa Rica
  • Ensuring that substantial technical knowledge of biodigester technology is available to traditional providers of agricultural products and services in order that that they can offer biogas solutions as an alternative to other technologies and services
  • Building awareness, interest and trust among small and medium-scale farmers in the benefits of biodigester technology
  • Providing continuous support to all the parties involved in order to ensure robust consolidation of the sector

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