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UK Opportunity: Engineering for People Design Challenge from Engineers Without Borders

Our friends at Engineers Without Borders have announced this year’s Design Challenge. Read on to find out how to get your institution involved if you work or study in the UK. The Engineering for People Design Challenge is an award winning initiative delivered by Engineers Without Borders UK. The Challenge is embedded in undergraduate engineering […]

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Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition

Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition

Posted by · on November 23, 2016 · in News · with 0 Comments

Our colleagues from Energy4Impact have asked us to circulate a reminder about the Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition being supported by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) Ideas to Impact Programme and the Global LEAP Awards. This is a global competition aimed at spurring innovation in the emerging off-grid refrigeration market and advancing access to modern […]

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LCEDN Colleague Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury of UIU WINS “UN MOMENTUM FOR CHANGE 2016” IN COP 22 IN MARRAKESH, MOROCCO

The LCEDN is very proud to relay the news that our good colleague and friend Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury (Director, Centre for Energy Research, United International University) is among other “UN Momentum for Change 2016” Award Winners at CoP 22 in Marakkesh, Morocco. He is the team leader and principal investigator of the award winning research […]

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Decarbonising the Yucatan region of Mexico: Challenges, strategies and partnerships

A British Council Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop Mexico is energetically independent, but more than 80% of its energy supply is derived from fossil fuels. National laws and regulations in support of alternative forms of energy are very recent, with a fledgling nuclear energy industry and modest investments in wind (amidst land and social conflicts) […]

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African Bioenergy Opportunities Workshop: Sheffield 16th November

African Bioenergy Opportunities Workshop Date: Wednesday 16th of November Time: 12pm-5pm Location: Inox, University of Sheffield This event will provide an opportunity to learn more about bioenergy opportunities for UK researchers and businesses in sub Saharan Africa. There will be presentations from bioenergy researchers of their current work and ideas for implementation, which will be […]

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Durham Energy Institute Masterclass: Context and Challenges: 31 October to 4th November 2016

Held at Durham University this four and a half day course brings together leading experts to assess today’s energy challenges in different contexts. From global geo-histories of energy and energy transitions to human eco-biology and resource engineering, we look at energy from a range of different perspectives. With presentations from leading experts at Durham University, […]

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Next Smart Villages/LCEDN Webinar: Scaling up gender: Women in off-grid energy business models & supply chains

In August, we held a successful webinar focusing on women and entrepreneurship in off-grid communities, with views from Solar Sister, Ajima Farms Ltd, Power4All, and Kopernik. For our next webinar, we will hear from off-grid companies, including Frontier Markets, PEG Ghana, among others, on how they have scaled up inclusiveness and integrated gender into their […]

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Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Catalyst Funding

Africa Catalyst is offering grants of £35,000 to Professional Engineering Institutions (PEIs) in sub-Saharan Africa working in partnership with the engineering research, policy and business communities in the UK and sub-Saharan Africa. The Academy is seeking a wide range of short pilot projects to run between mid-December 2016 – mid-June 2017, with the intention to […]

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