The SEEED Approach
Our E-Learning initiative is embedded in the SEEED Accelerator. Collating 40-years of experiential hindsight in the Asia Pacific, HPNET established the Social Enterprise for Energy, Ecological and Economic Development (SEEED) approach for community-scale hydro implementation. Ultimately, SEEED aims to facilitate sustainable hydro mini-grids that support community empowerment beyond electricity generation.
The SEEED approach integrates key factors for optimizing hydro mini-grid sustainability, local socio-economic benefits, and climate resilience. The core elements of SEEED are shown below. The foundational elements of sustainable watersheds and technical reliability focus on functionality. Once they are established and the system is functioning consistently, productive end use and inclusive enterprise aspects can be achieved, bringing value-add to local livelihoods.
The approach is embedded into an accelerator program aimed to unlock the full potential of hydro mini-grid practitioners and communities. The Accelerator incorporates knowledge exchange and strategic advocacy to advance context-responsive solutions in line with proven approaches. The SEEED Accelerator utilizes a 4-step strategy to generate impact from knowledge exchange and advocacy activities, as shown below.
The SEEED E-Learning platform is designed to support practitioners to learn about the core elements of SEEED, through self-paced, interactive learning. So far, the platform has hosted three E-courses:
- Fundamentals of Community-Scale Hydro Mini-Grids
- Climate Resilient Solutions to Hydro Mini-Grids
- Agroecological Benefits of Hydro Mini-Grids
The independent learning portion of each course consisted of a series of modules designed around video-based learning, supplementary reading and self-assessment quizzes. Participants also engaged in live sessions to connect with experts and peers on the topics addressed in the modules. To read more about the above courses, click here.
We look forward to hosting more E-Learning opportunities soon, including the 5-day course, Local Manufacturing of Turgo Turbines, in June, 2022.
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