Energy for End Users (E4E)
During November and December 2018 the HEED project held twelve Energy for End Users (E4E) workshops in four displacement settings; 9 in Gihembe, Kigeme and Nyabiheke, Rwanda and 3 in Nepal. These events brought together key user groups including young people, women, social entrepreneurs, local business owners and community leaders with members of the HEED team to discuss the next stage of research and the proposed energy design interventions. It gave members of the team an opportunity to meet with research participants to discuss and answer any questions about the design interventions. In addition, it encouraged community engagement with the project and how capturing energy data can develop improvements to the efficiency and sustainability of energy interventions and delivery in the displaced context.
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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.
During the project HEED has engaged academics, policy makers and project stakeholders in a number of events.
28th November 2019: ‘Interface’ Workshops in Kigeme, Rwanda
18th October 2019: Community Feedback Workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal
3rd October 2019: Chatham House Photo Exhibition
3rd October 2019: Panel Discussion at Chatham House, London. UK
1st-5th July 2019 Inaugural Launch of Solar Lanterns, Kigeme and Nyabiheke, Rwanda