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.
WISIONS Team Visiting SEPS Project in Thailand
News from WISIONS posted on November 20th, 2017
During the coming weeks, our team will participate in a 'Travelling Conferences' programme in South East Asia and on this occasion visit the Campus of the Asian Institute of Technology near Bangkok, Thailand, where one of our recent SEPS project has been successfully concluded: Renewable Energy Technologies for Integrated Community Farming Systems.
This project aimed to develop a model of an 'Integrated Community Farming System' on the AIT Campus utilising renewable energy technologies to ensure the security of food, nutrition and energy.
This project aligns with AIT’s initiative of a “sustainability living laboratory” to showcase sustainability principles and measures to the AIT community and visitors. To disseminate the model and provide information about how to replicate it, AIT aims to conduct a workshop for regional leaders and their communities. Further information can be retrieved from the project's website.
WISIONS Side Event at COP23 in Bonn, 16th November
News from WISIONS posted on November 2nd, 2017
On 16th November 2017, WISIONS is hosting a side-event in Bonn, which will take place in the Post Tower, directly next to the Bonn Zone, the event is entitled:
Following the adoption of the Paris agreement and the SDG Agenda 2030, the focus of debate is shifting towards (a) how to connect the implementation of both agendas and find synergies; and (b) how to involve and strengthen activities of non-state actors at local level.
Energy practitioners are key actors on the frontline of efforts to provide energy services to unelectrified and under-served areas, thereby contributing to several SDGs simultaneously.
At the same time, energy practitioner knowledge networks have proven to be successful in strengthening capacities and exchange of know-how.
Despite this background, the role of energy practitioners as change agents is often not recognised by themselves, nor reflected in the debates on the SDGs and climate action.
In this panel discussion and two following workshops we would like to discuss these aspects with experts from different fields in the climate, energy and development contexts and with practitioners from Latin America and Asia.
Details on the event's panelists, programme and venue can be found here.
9th Annual Conference of the RedBioLAC Network in Buenos Aires, Argentina
News from WISIONS posted on November 1st, 2017
RedBioLAC is a network of institutions involved in the applied research and advocacy of biodigesters for the treatment and management of organic waste, as a strategy for improving the wellbeing of the Latin American and Caribbean people. Since its inception in 2009, the network has become a lively platform for knowledge exchange between more than 300 participants.
Eight conferences have so far taken place. This annual opportunity to meet and interact intensively with experts from across the region is a central component for sustaining the impetus of the knowledge sharing process. Most of the presentations and memories from the conferences are available in the network's online library. Various photos of RedBioLAC's annual conferences are available on Facebook here.
This year’s conference programme is available online here (Spanish only).