Engagement Events

 D4D Workshops

The aim of the three D4D workshops was to inform a wide range of stakeholders with an interest in energy and displacement, about the aims and objectives of the HEED project and its relationship to other energy initiatives. The workshops were also instrumental in giving the HEED project team and key policy and practice stakeholders and energy providers an opportunity to develop an ‘Energy for Displacement Protocol,’ which will address key issues including energy needs and aspirations, community ownership and sustainability.
The workshops were held at the following locations:



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.

Find out more about the workshops here:

E4E Workshop Nepal 2nd-3rd December 2018

E4E Workshop Rwanda 4th-10th November 2018



Summer Schools

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.



Other Events

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

17th September 2019: Showcase HEED Interventions at EPSRC ‘Engineering Research for Grand Challenges’ at Southbank, London, UK

1st August 2019: HEED presents at Humanitarian Energy Conference (HEC), Addis Abab, Ethiopia  

1st-5th July 2019 Inaugural Launch of Solar Lanterns, Kigeme and Nyabiheke, Rwanda