WISIONS of Sustainability
Our mission is to empower individuals and communities to transform the production and use of energy so that it effectively enables sustainable development. Read more about WISIONS activities, goals and background.
Meet the WISIONS Team at the ARE-RECP Off-Grid Investment Forum 2016
News from WISIONS posted on April 5th, 2016
ARE is hosting a one-day Energy Access Investment Summit at ING headquarters to bring together key decision makers as well as institutional and business representatives to develop business strategies.
This event aims to discuss market conditions and key policy and financial initiatives on existing and upcoming rural electrification business opportunities in developing and emerging markets. It offers a chance for interested participants to understand where the opportunities lie and how you can take advantage of them, while also creating the appropriate networks to get engaged.
The summit is open to the private sector, financiers, the (inter)national and European public sector representatives, business networks and CSO that would like
- to meet ARE members and partners; and
- to venture or to expand investment and operations in rural electrification and renewable energy markets.
Africa Biogas and Clean Cooking Conference
News from WISIONS posted on March 29th, 2016
Hivos, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity in Ethiopia are organising, in cooperation with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The conference has three specific objectives:
- To share knowledge on maximising the benefits of biodigesters (use of biogas and application of bioslurry), and other clean cooking solutions
- To offer opportunities to become involved in market development programmes as a policy maker, donor organisation or investor
- To improve implementation practice and speeding up market and sector development for biodigesters and other clean cooking solutions.
More information on the event is available at the conference's website here.
WISIONS Research Workshop on the Diffusion of Sustainable Family Farm Practices in Colombia
News from WISIONS posted on March 18th, 2016
This transdisciplinary exercise will also advance WISIONS’ own research into the role of community-based initiatives in promoting the diffusion of sustainable energy solutions in rural contexts. Previous research by WISIONS on this topic has shown that the sustainable adoption of renewable energy solutions is often closely related to the level at which those energy solutions are integrated into the farming systems of rural households and that community associations can play a key role in that process. For examples, see our contributions at the BREG-MES Symposium in Berkeley 2014 and at the Tropentag 2015 in Berlin.