Energising Smart Villages in Developing Countries
We hear much about smart cities as a key feature of 21st-century life. But nearly half the world’s population, and 70% of the world’s poor live in the countryside. Can rural villages be smart too, and can energy access, appropriately integrated with other development initiatives, enable villages to be smart? My presentation will outline the work of the Smart Villages Initiative to explore these issues through a series of engagement events bringing together key front-line players in Africa, Asia and Latin America. I will summarise findings to date, focusing on the issues around establishing sustainable energy services for rural communities.
Date: 10 May 2016, 17:00 (Tuesday, 3rd week, Trinity 2016)
Venue: Dyson Perrins Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QY
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre, School of Geography and the Environment
Speaker: John Holmes (Smart Villages)
Organising department: Environmental Change Institute
Organisers: Freya Stanley Price (University of Oxford), Dr Philipp Grunewald (University of Oxford, Oxford University Centre for the Environment)
Organiser contact email address: freya.stanley-price@ouce.ox.ac.uk
Host: Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith (University of Oxford)
Part of: Energy Colloquia Series
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editors: Philipp Grunewald, Freya Stanley-Price