The webinar presented:
- The linkage between enterprise-based approaches and long-lived hydro mini-grids;
- Best practices to transition from grant-dependent to local social enterprise models, based on micro hydro experience in Nepal, Malaysia, and Indonesia;
- Solutions to scale their efforts to more micro hydro communities, including how to make better use of funding resources that currently go toward grant-dependent projects.
The webinar also introduced a new HPNET initiative: Social Enterprise for Energy, Ecological, and Economic Development (SEEED). The SEEED initiative aims to support local practitioners and micro hydro communities in the transition to enterprise-based approaches.
The webinar supported an initial objective of SEEED, by identifying and highlighting the work of practitioners who are already paving the path toward long-lived mini-grids anchored in local social enterprise.
Stay tuned for more information on SEEED, to be released in coming weeks!