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.
Workshop: Leveraging Innovative Finance Together
News from WISIONS posted on January 18th, 2019
On Tuesday, February 26, Nexus for Development invites social entrepreneurs delivering sustainable energy, water, and sanitation solutions to attend a full-day of peer-to-peer learning and training sessions on advanced financial topics. Attendees will benefit from increased financial readiness and knowledge exchange on best business practices prior to looking at the wider context during the workshop the next day.
Social Enterprises may register here.
On Wednesday, February 27, Nexus for Development and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) will host a knowledge sharing workshop for social entrepreneurs, financiers and intermediaries. The day will include the launch of both Nexus’ new Finance Solutions Mapping and ANDE’s Myanmar Ecosystem Snapshot.
Visit Nexus' event page on Facebook: Leveraging Innovative Finance Together
This workshop is one of our recent SEPS exchange activities: Exchange: Demand-Side Solutions to Financing Sustainable Energy in Southeast Asia
The Argentinian Province Of Jujuy On The Path To Green Energy
News from WISIONS posted on January 14th, 2019
Recently, Fundación EcoAndina delivered five training courses at their CEDIERA Centre and facilitated a number of guided visits to a technology park. These events attracted nearly two hundred participants, most of whom were technical students from three renewable energy institutes in and around San Salvador. Furthermore, the project team hosted conferences and open dialogues at the National University, which were attended by 170 participants.
Another highlight of the recent activities associated with this SEPS Exchange was the participation in the International Arts Festival Corazón Andino, an enchanting festival of arts and sustainability which took place for the first time in the Jujuy Province, raising awareness of renewable energy technologies among local citizens.
As a step towards empowering highland communities, EcoAndina visited the municipalities of Humahuaca, Abra Pampa and La Quiaca and discussed with officials the local situation concerning access to energy and possible future renewable energy projects in the Andean highlands.
In order to transfer years of field experience from an NGO to the creation of academic curricula, EcoAndina organised meetings with four institutes of technical education in Jujuy. National institutions, as well as regional and local authorities, recognise and value EcoAndina's work and invited them to contribute their experiences to an upcoming public discussion.
New Project: Biogas Solutions For Livestock Farmers in Costa Rica
News from WISIONS posted on January 9th, 2019
The Costa Rican Biogas Association (Asobiogás) and WISIONS will jointly coordinate this process, which integrates two work streams: the configuration and implementation of a SEPS knowledge exchange and the conceptualisation and realisation of a transdisciplinary transformative research approach. The collaborative process consists of six phases and continuously interweaves tasks and outputs of both the knowledge exchange and the research approach.
The process includes the following objectives:
- To identify variables that influence the implementation and adoption of small and medium-scale biogas technology in Costa Rica
- To ensure that substantial technical knowledge of biodigester technology is available to traditional providers of agricultural products and services in order that that they can offer biogas solutions as an alternative to other technologies and services
- To build awareness, interest and trust among small and medium-scale farmers in the benefits of biodigester technology
- To provide continuous support to all the parties involved in order to ensure robust consolidation of the sector