In the last years, the importance of putting people at the centre of efforts to provide universal energy has been increasingly recognised, as a key principle in order to achieve the just and green energy transformation. Communities should become co-creators, not just beneficiaries, in order to develop holistic, creative and contextual innovations to unlock the social and economic development potential. This is exactly where WISIONS has gained extensive experience and in-depth knowledge over the past 15 years.
The next WISONS phase focuses on turning that wealth of knowledge into action and shift from individual projects and activities to an approach that can trigger systemic change. WISIONS Innovation Labs comprises two work streams: First, mobilising WISIONS knowledge to support other organisations and secondly, establish one Innovation Lab.
The work stream of mobilising knowledge comprises two main types of activities:
The Innovation Lab will test and scale-up interventions approaches that effectively strengthen the livelihoods of rural and peri-urban population in Nepal. Innovation Labs are multi-stakeholder processes organised along four main phases: