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Energy access is a key element to improving people’s lives, especially in more remote rural communities where mains electricity does not reach, and basic needs are met with difficulty as a result. In these locations there are a number of small-scale renewable energy technologies that can be used. These technologies include; micro-hydro, solar energy, wind as well as more traditional biomass technologies such as biogas, crop waste, biofuels and stoves.

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Energy Markets Roadmap Toolkit

This tool offers a structured sequence of steps to help energy practitioners facilitate the development of specific energy markets on the ground. It will help to build informal, dysfunctional and...

Ewan Bloomfield, Published on 2016

Module 2: Gender tools for energy projects

Aim of the module to provide participants with a set of gender tools for use in energy which can easily be adapted to diverse situations. key concepts and ideas introduced in this module: • Gender...

Lydia Muchiri, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2007

Module 1: Concepts in gender and energy (adapted for Kenya)

Module1 sets out some key ideas and concepts about gender, and argues that a clear understanding of gender and the way it is reflected in social and economic roles is essential for effective rural...

Lydia Muchiri, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2008

Micro power energizing rural areas

The energy situation in Africa is characterised by lack of access to sustainable energy services, which leads to a self-perpetuating vicious circle of poverty, poor health, low productivity and...

Practical Action Eastern Africa, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2008

Technology training guide for micro and small energy enterprises

This trainer’s manual has been developed to provide detailed and comprehensive set of guidelines for planning, implementing and evaluating the business and development services for the...

Practical Action Eastern Africa, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2014

Smoke, health and household energy, volume 2

In May 2005, Practical Action published 'Smoke, health and household energy Volume 1, describing a participatory approach researched by the organisation into the design, installation, monitoring...

Practical Action Eastern Africa, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2007


The focus in this new strategy is to leverage best practices into programmes that produce high impact at scale in the region. In the last couple of months, the regional team has undergone intensive...

Practical Action Eastern Africa, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2012

Gender audit of energy policy and programmes in kenya :

The Gender audit of energy policies and programmes is one of the outputs of Work Package 3 of the activities undertaken within the programme of ENERGIA5 called 'Turning Information into...

Practical Action Eastern Africa, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2007

Africa -up in smokes 2

Too much or too little rain can be a matter of life or death in Africa. At different times and in different places across the continent, climate change threatens both. This briefing brings up to...

Practical Action Eastern Africa, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2006

Developing Mini-grids in Zambia : How to build sustainable and scalable business models?

In rural Zambia, less than 5% of households are connected to the electricity grid. Increasing this ratio is critical for the economic development of these populations. According to the...

Payen Luc (ENEA), Bordeleau Mathieu (ENEA), Tim Young (Practical Action), Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom on 2015


Existe una amplia variedad de baterías, por lo que el objetivo de este Informe Técnico será servir como introducción a las ventajas y desventajas que presentan cada una de ellas.

Practical Action, Published on 2015

A public dialogue on sustainability and equity in energy

a paper produced for the conference on achieving sustainability and equity in energy; policy choices for the future; 30 January 2008 Colombo

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2008

විදුලි බිල අඩු කරන හැටි

This publication is aimed at enhancing the awareness on electricity, including efficient use of electrical devices & electrical safety.

Musafer, N.;Ziyadh, M.M., Published on 2014

සොබා දහම දල්වන එළි

This booklet has written based on the experience of Practical Action Sri Lanka from 1990 to 2000 in the sector of renewable energy and development. This booklet has written specially for school...

Ekanayake, C., Published on 2015

Clean energy for basic community needs in South Asia

This presentation discusses about the different renewable energy options like biogas, wind and wave for South Asia

Vishaka Hidellage, Published on 2015

Energy & marginalised groups

This presentation discusses about the energy issues of marginalized groups and proposes few viable solutions.

Musafer,N., Published on 2015

Renewable energy options-bio gas, wind and wave

This presentation discusses about few renewable energy options: Bio gas, wind and wave

Musafer, N., Published on 2015

Gender and domestic energy needs in Sri Lanka

This paper reviews the recognition of gender aspects in current energy policies in Sri Lanka.

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

घरभित्रको वायु प्रदुषणको मानव स्वास्थ्यमा असरबारे महिला स्वास्थ्य स्वयम् सेविकाका लागि अभिमुखीकरण पुस्तिका

नेपालमा घरभित्रको वायु प्रदुषण एक ठूलो वातावरणीय स्वास्थ्य समस्याको रुपमा रहेको छ । विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठनका अनुसार यस समस्याका कारण हाम्रो देशमा मात्र वर्षेनी लगभग ७,५०० जना मानिसको मृत्यु भईरहेको छ ।

Practical Action Nepal Office, Published on 2009


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