The project is delivering a series of three Design for Displacement (D4D) and twelve Energy for End-users (E4E) workshops for industry, humanitarian actors and refugee stakeholders.
The aims of the workshops are:
• Knowledge Exchange
To develop knowledge networks between a wide range of energy actors such as researchers, students, renewable energy specialist, sensors experts, social scientist and digital business entrepreneurs.
• Design for Displacement
To convert research findings into design for displacement protocols and prototypes that can support humanitarian agencies and the private sector in providing sustainable technologies for lighting, cooking and decentralised energy generation.
• Stakeholder Engagement
To provide space for feedback from key stakeholders, with particularly focus on the experiences of refugees and displaced people, to encourage bottom up solutions to meet the energy needs of displaced communities.
With support from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the HEED project is involved in delivering a series of summer schools aimed at MSc and PhD students, early career lecturers and researchers that have a background in engineering, computer sciences and social sciences in Nepal and Rwanda. Led by researchers based at Coventry University, UK the summer school provides an opportunity for participants to develop their research skills, present and receive feedback on their own projects and form networks with other researchers in their field.
March 2018 saw the first summer school at Softwarica College, Kathmandu and was a resounding success with over 34 attendees from Nepal affiliated to 13 institutes attending a three day series of lectures, practical based exercises and peer lead presentations. See more information about the summer school on our news page.