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.
6th meeting of RedBioLAC in Cali, Colombia
News from WISIONS posted on September 8th, 2014
The RedBioLAC is a network of institutions involved in the applied research and advocacy of biodigesters for the treatment and management of organic waste, as a strategy for improving the wellbeing of the Latin American and Caribbean people. The network is supported by several organisations including WISIONS. The coordinating organisation is Green Empowerment
More information, including a detailed programme of the event, is available on RedBioLAC's website (in Spanish only).
Meet the WISIONS team at the "Progress in Biogas" International Conference in Stuttgart
News from WISIONS posted on August 25th, 2014
In a session at the practitioners' forum, which takes place during the conference, the WISIONS team will present a study entitled "Factors affecting dissemination of domestic biogas in developing countries".
In addition to the conference, there is the opportunity to take part in an agricultural field trip on 12 September as well as a study tour through Germany focusing on "Waste digestion" from 15-18 September.
For more information, including a detailed programme of all the presentations and posters, visit: International Conference: Progress in Biogas III
Meet the WISIONS team at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2014 in London
News from WISIONS posted on August 19th, 2014
In recent years the research and teaching activities of universities have been challenged by a wide range of new encounters, including commercialisation, open innovation, participatory social science, engaged arts, and public engagement. These new encounters are disrupting conceptions of where knowledge resides, how problems are framed, and who should be mobilised to influence research. "Co-production" is the term increasingly used to describe these new encounters, and is shaping research council agendas, institutional practices, and academic identities.
The aim of this conference is to reflect on the challenges and new opportunities that arise when geographers reflect what we think we know against the "other", those who start from a different entry point and bring different perspectives to our field of knowledge. It will provide opportunities to examine the challenges of multi-disciplinarity, and explore how different communities might deploy each other's perspectives to create new understandings.
The WISIONS presentation "Need-oriented approach in small-scale energy projects in developing regions – lessons learned" is part of the session "Social Justice, Mobility and Energy Demand (2)" on Thursday, 28 August.
Visit the Royal Georgraphical Society's website to read more about the Annual International Conference 2014 of the Royal Geographical Society and to access the Conference Programme.