Join us Online for the LCEDN Conference: Registration Now Open

30 May 2018 - 9:00am to 1 Jun 2018 - 2:00pm
LCEDN/Smart Villages

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.

To register to participate REMOTELY in any or all of the broadcast/webinar sessions, please click here.

The latest programme (subject to change) can be downloaded from the LCEDN website by clicking here.

LCEDN and Smart Villages currently plan to webinar/broadcast the following sessions:

Wednesday 30th May
Opening Plenary: Transforming Energy Access + 2 minute PhD poster pitches (0900-1030)
Energy Catalyst: Companies Showcase (1400-1530)
Hybrid Innovative Business & Community Projects from the Global South (1600-1730)

Thursday 31st May
Innovation & Technology Development + 2 minute PhD poster potches (0900-1030)

Friday 1st June
“Under the Grid”, co-sponsored by EEG + 2 minute PhD poster potches (0900-1030)
Clean Cooking Showcase (1400-1530)

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!

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