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.

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Meet the WISIONS Team at the 11th SDEWES Conference 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal

News from WISIONS posted on September 4th, 2016

The WISIONS team will participate in the 11th edition of the Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES) from 4th until 9th September 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal. Read moreMinimize

This year’s conference is dedicated to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by de-coupling growth from natural resources and replacing them with knowledge based economy, taking into account its economic, environmental and social pillars. 

We will present a study entitled „Small scale energy projects in the global South - what makes them suitable and what are their (mid-term) impacts? - Results of a Post-Evaluation“.

More information on the conference is available here, along with a full programme.


SEPS CALL: Energising Development Through Knowledge Exchange

News from WISIONS posted on August 31st, 2016

With its 'SEPS Knowledge Exchange' scheme, WISIONS facilitates the mobilisation of knowledge and expertise among energy practitioners and other stakeholders in the field of sustainable energy technologies in the 'Global South'. The call for proposals is now open. Deadline for submission of applications is 17th October 2016, 16:00 (CET). Read moreMinimize

New Call for SEPS Knowledge Exchange proposals 2016 aiming to mobilise knowledge and expertise for decentralised renewable energy solutions.

This new call for proposals addresses both focus regions of WISIONS – Latin America and the Caribbean, and South/South East Asia. Proposals for SEPS Knowledge Exchange 2016 – LAC & SE/S Asia should allow for interaction between practitioners with significant experience in the implementation of decentralised renewable energy solutions in the target region(s). 

SEPS Knowledge Exchange activities should relate to one or more of the following focus areas:

  • Capacity-building
  • South-South mutual learning
  • Practice-to-policy exchange
  • Advocacy and awareness-raising activities
  • Other 
The submitted SEPS Knowledge Exchange proposals should meet a set of criteria (see full list of criteria and application procedure here). Only those proposals that follow the proposed application procedure will be considered in the validation process.

Deadline for submission of applications is 17th October 2016, 16:00 (CET).

More information is available here: SEPS Call: Knowledge Exchange Proposals 2016


Meet the WISIONS Team at the 4s/EASST Conference 2016 in Barcelona

News from WISIONS posted on August 30th, 2016

The WISIONS team will participate in this year’s 4S/EASST conference, held in Barcelona from 31st August until 3rd September 2016. The conference aims to explore the ways in which science and technology are increasingly performed ‘by other means’, in a variety of activities that include the articulation of collectives that do not fit with the traditional actors in science and technology, or in ways that question the established value systems involved in the production of knowledge and technologies.Read moreMinimize

The WISIONS team will be part of the session "Energy Experiments" with a study entitled "Energy Experiments in Off-Grid Regions - Practitioners Roles and Social Impacts". 

Today it is widely accepted that non-technical aspects (or "other means") are highly relevant for the success of decentralised renewable energy projects. Especially in regions with no or low energy access these projects can be understood as interventions that trigger and accompany transformative processes – in that sense they can be seen as energy experiments. 

The practitioners, such as implementing organisations or individual experts, can be seen as the facilitators of transformation. They possess accumulated know-how not only in terms of technical expertise and on-site troubleshooting, but as well as in the appropriate ways of achieving sound and long-term success.

The results we will present in this session are based on insights from a) a post-evaluation of 30 SEPS projects 2-8 years after implementation; b) the analysis of practitioners networks, like RedBioLAC and the HydroEmpowerment network; c) lessons learned during ten years of monitoring small-scale energy projects supported under the WISIONS initiative.

More information on the conference is available here, along with a full programme.


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