Live WEBINAR relays of conference
Join us on Wednesday 30th May, Thursday 31st and Friday 1st June
The 7th LCEDN Annual Conference on the theme of ‘Transforming Energy Access?’ takes place from 30 May – 1 June 2018. This year, in addition to attendance in person, LCEDN in partnership with Smart Villages are planning to allow remote participation in many of the conference session via webinar, for those who are unable to join us in person in Loughborough.
LCEDN and Smart Villages currently plan to webinar/broadcast the following sessions. Register once and you can join any or all of the broadcast sessions.
Wednesday 30th May
Opening Plenary: Transforming Energy Access + 2 minute PhD poster pitches (0900-1030)
Ankit Kumar (TU Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Mariana Cover (University of Edinburgh)
Declan Murray (University of Edinburgh)
Anne Wambugu (Strathmore University, Kenya)
Energy Catalyst: Companies Showcase (1400-1530)
Alice Goodbrook (Innovate UK)
Craig Jamieson (Rice Straw)
Xiongwei Liu (Entrust MicroGrid LLP)
Trevor Hardcastle (Frontier Technical Ltd))
Colin Mallet (Trusted Renewables)
Others to be confirmed
Hybrid Innovative Business & Community Projects from the Global South (1600-1730)
Dipti Vaghela (Hydro Empowerment Network, Myanmar)
Tarek Ketelsen (Australian Water Partnership, Vietnam)
Gerhard Fisher (PT Entec Indonesia and ASEAN Hydropower Competance Centre (HYCOM))
Anshuman Lath (Gramoorja, India)
Charity Wanjiku (Strauss Energy Ltd, Kenya)
Thursday 31st May
Innovation & Technology Development + 2 minute PhD poster pitches (0900-1030)
Robbins (Open University)
Lucy Shaw and Gabriel Davies (CrossBoundary - via skype - to be confirmed)
Jonathan Radcliffe (Birmingham University)
Satheesh Krishnamurthy (Open University)
Friday 1st June
“Under the Grid”, co-sponsored by EEG + 2 minute PhD poster potches (0900-1030)
Marcela Tarazona (Oxford Policy Management)
Simon Trace (Oxford Policy Management)
Shonali Pachauri (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria)
Mini Govindan (The Energy and Resources Institute, India)
Clean Cooking Showcase (1400-1530)
Charlotte Ray (independent consultant)
Timothy Whitehead (Aston University)
Jon Leary (Loughborough University and GAMOS)
Ashutosh Sharma (IRADe)
The LCEDN conference networks colleagues from across the world with interest in low carbon transitions and in addressing energy access challenges (be they providing electricity or modern cooking services). The event is expressly inter-disciplinary bringing together researchers with backgrounds in science, engineering, economics and business and the full gamut of social sciences. It also brings together the academic community with those working in other sectors. Sessions focus on the private sector (both large and small scale), different approaches towards innovation in different sectors, grassroots mobilization and community engagement, and interactions with policymakers and other key stakeholders.
This year our conference is being delivered alongside the team coordinating DFID’s Transforming Energy Access initiative (the Carbon Trust, Energy4Impact, University of Cape Town and The Energy and Resources Institute in India). We will address what it will take to fundamentally transform energy access in new directions. The issues to be explored will include, but are in no way limited to:
– The Social/Equity impacts of current and intended energy access programmes (including gender, age, disability etc.)
– Innovative forms of access to finance and alternative delivery mechanisms
– Different approaches to innovation
– New approaches in clean cooking
– Confronting waste in low carbon transitions
– More than entrepreneurialism: energy and local development planning
– Local energy governance
Register to join us remotely at the conference by clicking here!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The webinar will be posted on www.e4sv.org.
We welcome your ideas for future webinars!
Please get in touch with Sandy Evans (email@example.com) or Ed Brown (E.D.Brown@lboro.ac.uk)
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The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) brings together researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from across the United Kingdom to expand research capacity around low-carbon development in the countries of the Global South.
It links existing expertise in international development, renewable energy transitions and science and technology studies in order to enhance and support interdisciplinary research, learning and policy-formation for this increasingly important and rapidly changing field.
The LCEDN comprises internationally-renowned universities and thriving energy research institutes, alongside partnerships with the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and expanding worldwide associations. This enables a unique environment for dialogue, discussion and the generation of ideas for funding.
About Smart Villages
Smart Villages is a global initiative that aims to provide policymakers, donors, and development agencies concerned with rural energy access across the Global South with new insights on the real barriers to energy access in villages in developing countries – technological, financial and political – and how they can be overcome. We are have chosen to focus on remote off-grid villages, where local solutions (home- or institution-based systems, and mini-grids) are both more realistic and cheaper than national grid extension. Our concern is to ensure that energy access results in development and the creation of ‘smart villages’ in which rural communities have access to healthcare, education, clean water, ICT, and livelihoods. See our recent publications and workshop reports here: http://e4sv.org/resources/