Powering Agriculture’s Dr. Augusta Abrahamse ran a panel at the VentureWell Open called “Lessons Learned by Early-stage Clean Tech Innovators in Developing Countries". The conference was held Mar. 23–25, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
This informative workshop highlighted the latest innovations in renewable, on- and off-grid cold chain storage solutions. Topics included innovations in point of production cold chain technology and strategies for dissemination and financing of solar cold chain solutions for East Africa.
Autodesk University hosted Alan Spybey of Kickstart International at the Venetian in Las Vegas to instruct on the topic of computer-aided thinking and design processes. He discussed how he uses Inventor, Simulations Mechanical and Autodesk CFD software to address the challenges of his innovative engineering company.
Dr. Amy Bilton of the University of Toronto made her presentation, Design of Appropriate Water and Energy Technologies for the Developing World at the Engineering for Global Development: Use-Inspired Solutions to Water-Energy Nexus Challenges event at Arizona State University.
Sida–USAID Gender Workshop
Oct. 28, 2016—
Sida hosted a closed bilateral partner meeting in Stockholm, Sweden to discuss efforts, successes and lessons learned in expanding gender integration support to Powering Agriculture and Securing Water for Food grand challenge innovators.
Workshop on Increasing Efficiency in Industries in the Agricultural Value Chain
Oct. 26, 2016—
The German Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya hosted a workshop about energy efficiency’s role in food value chains and reducing post-harvest losses. The German Delegation of Industry & Commerce led the event, with help from GIZ & Powering Agriculture.
The Universidad del Valle de Guatemala hosted an invitation-only event at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. covering their efforts to promote STEM education for students of all ages and educational backgrounds.
ICU Roadshow in Jordan & Lebanon
Oct. 9 & 11, 2016—
The Institute for University Cooperation (ICU) hosted two road shows highlighting their PV-Integrated Irrigation Systems in Jordan & Lebanon. The first was in Shobak – Al Ash’ari Municipality; the second was in Mafra - Center for Agricultural Research and Extension.
This conference in Nairobi brought diverse stakeholders together to work toward accelerating rural electrification in Kenya through off-grid renewable energy systems. The Alliance for Rural Electrification is hosted a parallel event that featured Powering Agriculture innovators SunCulture and Futurepump.
“From Innovation to Imitation” was the topic at the annual SEED Africa Symposium in Nairobi, Kenya. Participants explored ways to replicate environmentally sustainable business models and stimulate the growth of eco-entrepreneurship.
The Institute for University Cooperation (ICU) participated in the IBEF conference in Dbayeh, Lebanon. They presented “PV-Integrated Irrigation Systems in Jordan and Lebanon,” a program founded via the support of Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development.
Sam White of Promethean Power joined a panel of experts for a webinar discussing off-grid cooling and refrigeration. Sam spoke about Promethean’s on-the-ground experience in India’s rural dairy industry, using photos to tell his story.