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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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Important notification: The XII Encuentro RedbioLAC 2020 will be postponed!

News from WISIONS posted on April 14th, 2020

The organization team of the upcoming XII Encuentro RedbioLAC 2020 in Arequipa (Peru) announced that this years conference will be postponed to 2021 due to the current restrictions for big events under COVID-19! More information will be published soon from RedbioLAC. RedbioLAC Blog

Webinar by Wind Empowerment on experiences of two WISIONS SEPS-Projects

News from WISIONS posted on April 14th, 2020

Wind Empowerment hold a webinar on 7 April, presenting experiences and insights into two collaborative knowledge exchange projects between WISIONS and Wind Empowerment which aimed to improve the productive use and application of wind-water systems in rural contexts. You can find the recording and the according slides of the webinar here!Wind Empowerment BlogRead moreMinimize

This webinar presents an overview of the ongoing knowledge exchange activities taking place under the SEPS project “Exchange: Wind Water Pumping Systems, as well as the SEPS project “Productive Use of Wind in Argentina - Developing Rural Areas with an Abundant Resource. A general presentation of the project objectives, methodology and findings are presented by Jean Alinei. Two case studies then are presented by Jorge Ayarza and Esteban van Dam. They respectively present the socio-technical wind water pumping solutions to be deployed in the rural regions of their respective countries. The panelists take the opportunity of these practical examples to discuss the capabilities of small wind to permit and enable small entrepreneurship for rural communities and the benefits of these productive uses of wind energy for the local development.

The slides of the webinar can be downloaded here: Click here!

For the source-code of the power converters presented by Jean, check the repo: Click here!


Who are we? The Hydro Empowerment Networks presents their work

News from WISIONS posted on March 26th, 2020

Who is the Hydro Empowerment Network and what are they doing? Our partnership network published now an entertaining image movie about their work with local practitioners in small scale hydropower in the Global South. With the support of WISIONS the network advocates community driven development in the field of micro hydropower and in this video you can see the work of the concerning local practitioners. The Hydro Empowerment Network Read moreMinimize

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