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.
WISONS Supports Workshop on Financing Renewable Energy in South East Asia
News from WISIONS posted on November 27th, 2017
Energy entrepreneurs throughout Asia provide a range of technological solutions to address the growing demand for sustainable energy services in the region. These local entrepreneurs service low-income rural populations including farmers, small businesses and households with affordable energy access. However, these enterprises often face a serious constraint that limits their ability to grow: access to affordable capital.
The interactive workshop “Financing renewable energy in South East Asia” is organized by Nexus for Development in cooperation with GERES and S3IDF and with support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and WISIONS. A total of 50-70 energy entrepreneurs, financiers, and other relevant stakeholders are expected to participate on 5th December 2017 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The workshop will include new research on the financing landscape, an interactive roundtable discussion, a practitioner’s showcasing session, and experts sharing learnings from their successes and failures.
For more information please follow this link: Workshop "Financing Renewable Energy in South East Asia"
WISIONS Team Will Participate in "Travelling Conferences" in South East Asia
News from WISIONS posted on November 26th, 2017
The Travelling Conferences belong to a series of events funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, in which German experts and early-career researchers in other countries present current research topics. These events are meant to provide platforms for the development of international cooperation.
The Reiner Lemoire Institute will host one of the Travelling Conferences on the use of renewable energy for sustainable energy provision on Southeast Asian islands. Together with research and professional partners, the project team will travel to Bangkok, Singapore, and Jakarta from 27 November – 5 December 2017 in order to delve into and discuss the need for research and collaborative potential with local research institutions in this area. They have chosen specific institutions in those three countries, which are already researching this issue in order to identify overlapping interests and points of contact within the dialog. In the long term, they hope to initiate and develop partnerships for joint project development.
The WISIONS team as representative of Wuppertal Institute will participate in these Travelling Conferences and introduce the Wuppertal Institute and its fields of research during university workshops in Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.
WISIONS Team Visiting SEPS Project in Thailand
News from WISIONS posted on November 20th, 2017
During the coming weeks, our team will participate in a 'Travelling Conferences' programme in South East Asia and on this occasion visit the Campus of the Asian Institute of Technology near Bangkok, Thailand, where one of our recent SEPS project has been successfully concluded: Renewable Energy Technologies for Integrated Community Farming Systems.
This project aimed 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.
This project aligns with AIT’s initiative of a “sustainability living laboratory” to showcase sustainability principles and measures to the AIT community and visitors. To disseminate the model and provide information about how to replicate it, AIT aims to conduct a workshop for regional leaders and their communities. Further information can be retrieved from the project's website.