The South Asian region is evolving and growing at an exponential rate in terms of development and economic growth. Hence, it is placed critically in terms of matching the needs of the rising population as well as stabilizing and developing its economy. Agriculture, transport, and building sectors are the three sectors in the South Asian region which play a significant role in the economic development of the region. At the same time, these three sectors are also highly energy intensive. Therefore, it becomes critical to identify the energy requirements and suffice them through various clean energy alternatives, supported by innovative business models.
REEEP is proud to announce that two ventures from its Powering Agrifood Value Chains 2015 Portfolio have been announced as 2015 Innovators of the Powering Agriculture Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC). Sunculture and Futurepump, providers of solar-powered irrigation systems to medium and smallholder farmers, respectively, are "helping to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy solutions that will enhance agricultural yields/productivity, decrease post-harvest loss, improve farmer and agribusiness income generating opportunities and revenues, and/or increase energy efficiency and associated savings within the operations of farms and agribusinesses all while stimulating low carbon economic growth within the agriculture sector of developing countries."
As part of the International Year of Evaluation 2015, the Centre for Development Impact (a joint initiative of the Institute of Development Studies, Itad Ltd and the University of East Anglia) hosted a meeting at Wilton Park to discuss the state of impact evaluation, and build new evaluation coalitions for market-oriented development initiatives.
Here at REEEP, an unassuming, dog-eared printed document can be found on nearly everyone's desk. So much has the outcome document of the DFID and Lead International dialogue process on institutional learning for change, "Learning for a low-carbon climate resilient society," influenced our work over the past year.
The CTI PFAN CIS & CA Project Development & Financing Initiative (CISCA-PDFI) seeks to nurture entrepreneurs, start-up and existing companies, project teams and consortia with environmentally beneficial business proposals, with the aim of linking them with the necessary capital and resources to make them successful.
REEEP (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership) launched today reegle Translate (translate.reegle.info), a free online service to help bridge language gaps within the growing global climate and development community. Precision is critical when dealing with technical terminology – reegle Translate helps experts, students, politicians, entrepreneurs and others connect across borders and languages, without sacrificing accuracy and exactness.