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Consultative Draft: Mapping the UK Research & Innovation Landscape: Energy & Development

As part of our work for the UK Department for International Development under the Transforming Energy Access initiative, we have been collaborating with colleagues at Energy4Impact, the Energy Knowledge Transfer Network and IODPARC  in a review of current UK capacity in the energy and international development research and innovation space. Consultative Draft We launched the […]

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Productive Power Use workshop, 3 July 2017

Report on a workshop on Productive Power held in Southampton in early July by Chetan Dhillon and Honor Drummond This Productive Power Use workshop/conference was organised by Africa Power and the University of Southampton and held at the University in early July. The organisations attending the workshop included: MeshPower Practical Action Consulting Loughborough University Africa […]

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Short-Term Opportunity to Comment on DRAFT SE4All Global Tracking Framework Report

Many thanks to our colleagues at Practical Action for passing this on to us. The next edition of the Global Tracking Framework report of Sustainable Energy for All is now out for a limited period for public consultation. The report is now live and hosted on the REN21 Website. To access the consultation document, please […]

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For Consideration: Attending US Conferences

The LCEDN is an integral part of  global attempts to build an international community promoting the sustainable spread of low carbon technologies in support of enhancing the life opportunities for urban and rural communities. Taking part in face to face meetings and conferences are an important part of that process but when a whole swathe […]

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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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Webinar: Addressing Energy Governance: Questions of Scale and Scope (July 18th)

Our next Webinar with Smart Villages is taking place on Monday July 18th between 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM BST This webinar brings together researchers working on energy governance issues from a range of projects funded under two different DFID initiatives. These initiatives are the EPSRC/DFID/DECC funded Understading Sustainable Energy Solutions (USES) programme whose 13 […]

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Workshop Report: Small-Scale Wind in Chile

Our colleagues in Bright Planet Education  ( ) presented a series of three practical workshops in the XIth Region of Patagonian Chile during the months of February and March 2016. Instruction was given in the building of Bright Planet’s “Elementa” wind generator with output 150 watts at 10 metres / second wind speed. A workshop […]

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Action: Please Consider Signing This Call for SE4All to Make Energy Equity Core To Its Mandate

The need to establish equity at the core of international efforts to deliver universal energy access was among the recommendations made at Waterloo Global Science Initiative’s (WGSI) OpenAccess Energy Summit – a gathering of researchers, practitioners, representatives of Canada’s First Nations and energy-isolated communities, lawyers, government advisors and financiers – which took place April 24-27, […]

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Addressing the Renewable Energy Financing Gap in Africa to Promote Universal Energy Access: Integrated Renewable Energy Financing in Malawi

Dumisani Chirambo is one of our International LCEDN members, he is a PhD candidate at the Department of Civil and Public Law with references to Law of Europe and the Environment at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg. Here he briefly updates us on a new article on financing renewables in Malawi. Improving electrification rates […]

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