SEPS – Overview of Previous Rounds

Through SEPS (Sustainable Energy Project Support), WISIONS supports innovative energy projects that are environmentally, economically and socially sound, as well as fosters knowledge exchanges between practitioners.

From 2004 to 2019, 129 projects and exchange activities in 39 countries have received support from the SEPS schemes in 16 rounds of applications. A high proportion of these projects have already been implemented.

The first five rounds of SEPS (2004-2009) did not focus on specific technologies, needs or regions. In the following three rounds (2010-2012) the calls focused on specific energy needs, such as access to electricity and food issues. Since 2013 the calls have been aligned with the needs identified within WISIONS' regional partnerships and networks, focusing on specific regions and technologies.

A further new feature of SEPS was introduced in 2013: the support of knowledge exchanges within a region. The goal is to strengthen the capabilities of local organisations involved in the field of sustainable energy projects in the global south by supporting face-to-face exchanges. These can address issues such as technical challenges, financial strategies, managerial capacities, community engagement, etc.

Past SEPS Calls


SEPS IX - XVI (2013 to date) - Focus on specific regions and technologies

SEPS XVI – Regional call in Latin America, the Caribbean and South/South East Asia (2018)

SEPS round XVI in 2018 looked for approaches that facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise needed for establishing decentralised energy solutions by strengthening locally-available human and social capacities. The call for proposals addressed the regions of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as Southern and South East Asia, which is where our partner networks RedBioLACRedBioCOLHydro Empowerment Network and Wind Empowerment are active. WISIONS selected seven exchange activities as being eligible for support (see the top 7 entries in our Project List).

SEPS XV – Regional call in Latin America, the Caribbean and South/South East Asia (2017)

SEPS round XV in 2017 addressed the regions of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as Southern and South East Asia. Eight exchange activities and four projects were selected for SEPS support.

SEPS XIV – Regional call in Latin America, the Caribbean and South/South East Asia (2016)

SEPS round XIV in 2016 focused on knowledge exchanges in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as Southern and South East Asia. Four exchange activities were selected for support.

Previous SEPS Calls (2004-2015)

A summary of precedent SEPS Calls (Round I-XII) are included in the pdf-file below: