Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - Access to Energy

This online panel discussion at 3.30 UK time on Monday 9 June will explore the following questions:

  1. What are the emerging technologies that have the potenital to transform access to energy in the future?
  2. What pricing and distribution approaches seem to be working in expanding the poor's access to energy?
  3. What should governments do to help drive access to energy, including for women and children?


Panelists include: Liz Grubin, Impact Carbon; Vincenzo Capogna, Sunny Money (Solar Aid); Sheila Oparaocha, Energia; Davinia Cogan, GVEP International; Gaurav Mehta, Dharma Life.

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This event is part of the Business Fights Poverty Design Expo 2014. Running from 9 to 13 June,  the Design Expo is an online celebration of products, services and business models transforming the lives of poor people.  The Design Expo is a collaboration with iDE UK and is being supported by the UK's Department for International Development.

The Expo will include a vibrant mix of blogs, Google Hangouts, online panel discussions, a Twitter Jam and a virtual exhibition zone. Each day we will focus on a different sector: Energy (9 June), Health (10 June), Communications (11 June), Livelihoods (including enterprise, finance and agriculture) (12 June) and Water & Sanitation (13 June).

From Monday 9 June, you will be able to access all the activities via the Design Expo landing page, www.designexpo.businessfightspoverty.org.  Participation in the Design Expo is free.  You will simply need to sign in (or sign up for free) to Business Fights Poverty.


 

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for PAYG the problem is even bigger because the company is supposed to pay VAT the day the sale is done on the full value of the product...

For the most part, when it comes to governments and policy-makers, simply stepping out of the way can have a positive impact, more so than proactive policy making. It's important to be realistic about the context and by reducing red tape we can allow users to make their own decisions, rather than be distorted by government agendas.

That brings us to the end of this live session.  We will leave this discussion open, so please do continue to post your comments!

Thanks to our panel, and all of you who joined us today!

Be sure to check out the Access to Energy articles and products in the Design Expo: http://designexpo.businessfightspoverty.org/

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