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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Ashden Clean Cooking Award 2019 for Sistema.Bio!

News from WISIONS posted on July 8th, 2019

Great news from our partner SISTEMA.bio just received the Ashden Clean Cooking Award 2019 recognizing their work to bring clean energy to farmers all over the world by turning waste into energy! Direkt NewslinkRead moreMinimize

It is great to see that our partner SISTEMA.bio received this award, recognizing their extensive work in the field and also seeing the success of the efforts.  WISIONS collaborated with their mother company IRRI Mexico in projects, for example the SEPS-Project Removing Barriers to Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Medium-Scale Agricultural Livestock Activities in Mexico. The WISIONS Team congratulates and wishes all the best for the future and successful further cooperations. 

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Our latest Webinar is online!

News from WISIONS posted on July 4th, 2019

The recording of our latest webinar with the title "Energy for Water from “Sun & Co” - Renewable Energy Innovations for Irrigation" from 3 July is online now! Find the recording here now!Read moreMinimize

Innovation based on decentralized renewable energy can help tackle crucial technical challenges faced by family and small-scale farmers worldwide. Decentralized renewable energy enables the supply of energy directly where it is needed and deploys locally available energy resources. For these innovations the focus shifts from solely supplying energy to its application for the function required; e.g. pumping water, treating organic residues or processing produce.


In this free WISIONS webinar we showed how energy practitioners are advancing innovations based on renewable energy to improve water availability for family and small-scale farmers. While the general idea is simple (local energy supply enables water pumping, which in turn facilitates/improves irrigation options), a number of aspects should be considered: 


  • What strategies ensure that small-scale farmers can access the relevant technology, services and maintenance? 
  • How can improved water supply effectively translate into improved livelihoods and increased revenues? 
  • What options ensure that increasing the pumping capacity does not lead to greater depletion of water resources? 


With our speakers we explored these and other crucial aspects for advancing renewable energy-based irrigation that effectively supports farming families’ livelihoods. 


Lucie Pia PluschkeGIZ GermanyPowering Agriculture  

Pooja SharmaPractical Action Nepal

Jorge AyarzaMinVayu and Wind Empowerment

Willington Ortiz, WISIONS, Wuppertal Institute 



Jessica Rivas, WindAid Institute and Wind Empowerment 

 The slides can be found here: WISIONS Webinar7 AllSlides

Webinar "Mini-Grid Financing: Enabling the Role of Local Banks"

News from WISIONS posted on July 1st, 2019

The recording of HPNETs webinar on "Mini Grid Financing: Enabling the Role of Local Banks" from 28th June is now available to watch online! Watch it right now!Read moreMinimize

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