Soon after, with mentorship and funding from WISIONS, we launched the Hydro Empowerment Network (HPNET) — a multi-actor knowledge exchange platform that advances policy, access to financing, technology localization, socio-environment and social enterprise solutions for sustainable micro/mini hydro.
Today, we are nearly 200 members and collaborators from across the globe.
This week we held our 49th and 50th outcome-aimed knowledge exchange activities! We brought together 55 practitioners from 10 countries to take part in HPNET’s next phase of work and engage at the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2019, including our Deep Dive Workshop, “Hydro Mini-Grids in the Asia Pacific: Scaling Inclusive Enterprise-based Approaches.”
Many thanks to our members, our Board, our thematic advisors, our facilitators, our volunteers, the Secretariat team, the ACEF 2019 team, SIBAT Mangarita Organic Farm, Yamog, GIZ Myanmar and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy for making this incredible week possible — to further empower the work of homegrown, indigenous practitioners of small-scale hydropower.
Read more about our 4th Gathering of Practitioners here!