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.
Selected Projects: SEPS Call in Southern and South East Asia
News from WISIONS posted on May 18th, 2015
Organisation: TERI India
Project's aim: to integrate thermal biomass gasifiers in jaggery processing units for heating, making the production process more energy efficient and user friendly, as well as improving the working environment and the quality of the produce.
Organisation: Practical Action
Project's aim: to demonstrate the viability of a community managed irrigation system in rural Nepal, using a photovoltaic pumping system to increase production levels and also enhance the quality of the vegetables produced.
Organisation: Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Project's aim: 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.
Organisation: School of Renewable Energy Technology (SERT)
Project's aim: to use food and agricultural waste, as well as animal dung, to generate biogas energy for producing/cooking school lunches at six schools in Thailand.
Organisation: WWF Philippines
Project's aim: to improve the value chain of tuna handline fisheries by establishing a solar-powered central landing site for night fishing activities.
Meet the WISIONS Team at the SE4All Forum in New York City
News from WISIONS posted on May 12th, 2015
The theme of this year’s Forum is “Financing Sustainable Energy for All”, including the launch of a new "Global Sustainable Energy for All Commitment Platform". Moreover, the Forum will also feature the first Global Energy Ministerial Dialogue at the United Nations, in order to reaffirm the Rio+20 determination “to act to make sustainable energy for all a reality”, and an Advisory Board meeting, co-convened by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.
In focusing on how to act, the Forum will include a range of solution-oriented multi-stakeholder sessions for SE4ALL partners from all over the world, and from a variety of sectors. It will also offer new approaches to track progress towards 2030 based on the 2nd biennial Sustainable Energy for All Global Tracking Framework.
New Article: "The Role of Gender Concerns in the Planning of Small-Scale Energy Projects in Developing Countries"
News from WISIONS posted on April 27th, 2015
The book presents innovative approaches to improving energy access in underprivileged communities. A core theme is the use of previously underused or unrecognised resources that can be harnessed through synergies in supply and value innovation, novel financing methods and by using leapfrog technologies.
The contribution by the WISIONS team can be purchased as an individual chapter from the publisher, Springer, here.
A presentation of the article's topics is also available under Publications on our website.