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The sustainable-energy policy & research 'knowledge-network' on cost effective, ecologically sound,& healthy energy alternatives for low-income rural households


A formal knowledge network will be established called SPARK-NET. Acting as a 'virtual community' and meeting / publishing through the internet - both the world wide web and email - SPARK-NET will bring together stakeholders from eight countries in Southern and East Africa and three from the EU around the issue of energy in low-income rural households. We start by comparing and contrasting the prevailing rural household energy situation in each country so as to highlight policy options and innovation opportunities. A knowledge bank on key actors and projects will be developed to identify the effects of current policies and to stimulate debate about best practices and alternative approaches. SPARK-NET will then develop rapid scenarios for each country and lead debate about these alternatives. Policy options will be then follow. Two international Internet-conferences will be held so as to assist with the dissemination of the results.


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Schumacher center for technology development - bou
CV23 9QZ Bourton on dunsmore
United Kingdom

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