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

Objective

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.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

INTERMEDIATE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT GROUP LTD
Address
Schumacher Center For Technology Development - Bou
CV23 9QZ Bourton On Dunsmore
United Kingdom

Participants (11)

ECO LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Pickhurst Lane 313
BR4 0HW West Wickham
ECO-STUDIEN, SEPP UND BUSACKER PARTNERSCHAFT
Germany
Address
An Der Aula 2
36280 Oberaula
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS FOR ZAMBIA
Zambia
Address
Off Buluwe Road 7817 - Woodlands Extension
Lusaka
INTERMEDIATE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT GROUP - EAST AFRICA
Kenya
Address
Statehouse Crescent - Off Statehouse Avenue
254 Nairobi
INTERMEDIATE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT GROUP - SOUTHERN AFRICA
Zimbabwe
Address
Nelson Mandela Avenue 17
Harare
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
Address
Pool Road
Kampala
RURAL AREA POWER SOLUTIONS PTY LTD
South Africa
Address
Loristo Street 224 - Pretorius Park
0010 Pretoria (Glenstantia)
SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
Zimbabwe
Address
Alpes Rd 1574
Hatcliffe
TANZANIA TRADITIONAL ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT ORGANISATION
Tanzania
Address
Off Shekilango Road
Dar Es Salaam
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address
Wheland Building, Quadrangle
L69 3GB Liverpool
UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Ct Building
7500 AE Enschede