USAID SARI-Energy What We Do
The South Asia Women in Energy:
Women's Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER)

Promoting the active participation and leadership of women in the energy sector.

WISER Programs

Workshop on Women, Energy, and Enterprise Building

April 4 to 7, 2011, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

WISER

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Monday, April 4

Inaugural Session

Introduction, Dr. Nandita Mongia, Principal Technical Advisor, USAID SARI/Energy Program, TetraTech
Keynote Address, Ms. Jennifer Graetz, Acting Office Director, Program Support from USAID/India
Special Remarks, Ms. Anne F. Stenhammer, Regional Program Director, UN Women
Vote of Thanks, Ms. Mercy Thomas, Regional Project Coordinator, USAID SARI/Energy
Introduction to WISER, Ms. R.V. Jayapadma, Regional Director, WISER

Policy Session

Introduction to the Workshop, Dr. Nandita Mongia, Principal Technical Advisor, USAID SARI/Energy Program, TetraTech
Perspectives of Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Dr. Anil Misra, Senior Technical Expert
Perspectives of Energia, Ms. Soma Dutta, Regional Coordinator, Asia

Tuesday, April 5

Solar Home Lighting, Dr. Dipal Barua, Chairman, Bright Green Energy Foundation, Bangladesh
Solar Home Lighting, Mr. Kapuruhamige Karunathna, Regional Manager, Sarvodaya Economic Enterprise Development Services, Sri Lanka
Solar Home Lighting, Mr. Ashis Sahu, Chief Operating Officer, SELCO, India
Solar Home Lighting, Prof. Alma Cota, Capacity Building Coordinator, Winrock International, Afghanistan
Solar Home Lighting, Mr. Debajit Palit, Fellow and Area Convenor, The Energy Resources Institute
Solar Home Lighting, Ms. Cecile Pompei, Business Development Manager, Barefoot Power
Perspectives of UN Women, Dr. Govind Kelkar, Senior Analyst, UN Women
Perspectives of USAID/SARI/Energy Small Grants Program, Ms. Mercy Thomas, Regional Projecy Coordinator, USAID SARI/Energy
Perspectives of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Mr. Manish Mohandas, Research Associate, SDC-India
Cooking Solutions, Dr. Priyadarshini Karve, Project Coordinator, Appropriate Rural Technology Institute, India
Cooking Solutions, Mr. Namiz Musafer, Coordinator, Practical Action, Sri Lanka
Cooking Solutions, Mr. Hari Gopal Gorkhali, Director, Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal
Cooking Solutions, Dr. M. Lalithambika, Director, IRTC, Palakkad
Cooking Solutions, Ms. Bindu Manadhar, Biogas Support Program, Nepal

Wednesday, April 6

Productive Applications of Technologies and Employment Generation, Ms. Svati Bhogle, Chief Executive, Technology Innovation and Design Endeavour, India
Productive Applications of Technologies and Employment Generation, Ms. Pooja Sharma, Executive Officer, National Association of Community Electricity Users, Nepal
Productive Applications of Technologies and Employment Generation, Ms. Pinal Hemang Shah, Energy in Charge, Shri Mahila SEWA Sahkari Bank LTD.
Productive Applications of Technologies and Employment Generation, Ms. Asma Jahan Huque, Managing Director, Prokaushali Sangsad LTD, Bangladesh
Productive Applications of Technologies and Employment Generation, Mr. Avinash Krishnamurthy, Chief Operating Officer, S3IDF, India
Productive Applications of Technologies and Employment Generation, Ms. Sarala Kumari, Priyadarshini Mahila Samajam, Neyyatinkara, Kerala, India
Access to Clean and Modern Home Appliances, Mr. K.M. Dharesan Unnithan, Director, Energy Management Center, Kerala
Access to Clean and Modern Home Appliances, Ms. Mamta Chandar, Director, Jagriti, India
Access to Clean and Modern Home Appliances, Mr. Upamanyu S Patil, Chief Executive Officer, Sakhi Retail, Swayam Shikshan Prayog, India

Thursday, April 7

Synthesis Session on Solar Home Lighting
Synthesis Session on Productive Applications of Technologies and Employment Generation
Synthesis Session on Access to Clean and Modern Home Appliances
Synthesis Session on Cooking Solutions, Dr. Nandita Mongia, Principal Technical Advisor, USAID SARI/Energy Program, Tetra Tech


WISER

Capacity Development Workshop for Women on Clean Energy Technologies and Applications

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Women Empowerment in South Asia – Advancing access to Clean Energy: A Case Example -

Presented by Mercy K. Thomas,Regional Project Coordinator, SARI/Energy, USAID/India, New Delhi, India at the World Renewable Energy Congress XI, 25-30 September 2010, in Abu Dhabi, UAE


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WISER

Capacity Development Program for Afghan Women (Clean Energy Access)

Wiser Group Photo

Wiser Lamp Lighting

March 22 - 27, 2010, The Muthoot Plaza, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
March 28 - 30, 2010, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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LAUNCH OF SOUTH ASIA WOMEN’S
INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY RESEARCH (WISER)

A joint Collaboration of
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
 And Energy Management Centre (EMC)
Thiruvananthapuram/Kerala, India: 22 March 2010


Monday, March 22, 2010- Day One Session

Venue: Kanakakunnu Palace

Master of Ceremony – Mr. A.M. Narayanan, Head of Energy Efficiency Division, EMC

Welcome Address- Prof. V. K. Damodaran, Vice Chairman, EMC

Keynote Address - Promoting Clean Energy Access for Women in South Asia- Ms. Elizabeth Warfield, Deputy Mission Director, USAID/India, New Delhi 

Presidential Address- Mr. L. Radhakrishnan, IAS, Principal Secretary (Power), Government of Kerala

Inaugural Address- Honorable Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Government of Kerala, Smt. P. K. Sreemathy Teacher

Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks- Mr. S. Padmanaban, Director, SARI/Energy Program, USAID/India, New Delhi

Venue: Summit Hall- Setting the Stage

Purpose of the program and expectations- Mr. Michael Hajny, Chief of Party, PA Consulting Group, New Delhi, India

(Moderated by Mr. Michael Hajny, PA Consulting Group)

Introduction by the Participants

Synopsis on SAWIE - Ms. Mercy Thomas, Regional Project Coordinator, SARI/Energy, USAID/India, New Delhi

 (Moderated by Mr. S. Padmanaban, SARI/Energy)

Women in Energy Round Table discussion- Ms. Rukshana Zuberi – Pakistan, Team Leader for SAWIE Working Group on Capacity Building/

Best Practices

Course Overview – Dr. Nandita Mongia, Principal Advisor, PA Consulting Group, New Delhi -Dari

Opportunities in Afghanistan for Energy and the Inevitable Transition to Renewable Energy - Ms. Cecile Warner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA -Dari

Afghanistan Geospatial Toolkit- Ms. Shannon Cowlin, NREL, USA -Dari

Wrap up comments: Mr. S. Padmanaban, Director, SARI/Energy, USAID/India, New Delhi


Tuesday, March 23, 2010- Day Two Session

(Moderated by Professor V. K. Damodran, EMC)

Sustainable Energy and Women - Dr. Indira Shakya, Centre for Rural Technology (CRT/N) Nepal

  • Gender  Mainstreaming of  Energy Policy
  • Gender Assessment of Energy Projects

Calibrating your Solar Energy Intuition- Ms. Cecile Warner (NREL),  USA - Dari

Small Hydro based energy generation- The Small Hydro Centre, Mr. Anil G, Head, Small Hydro Division, EMC, Thiruvananthapuram, including Q & A

Wind Energy - Dr. Deepa Kurup, Scientist- R & D Division, Centre for Wind Energy Technology (CWET), Chennai -Dari

Traditional Biomass and Improved cook stoves- Ms. Shannon Cowlin, (NREL),USA -Dari

Bio gas and applications - Mr. Biju P.S., Managing Director, Biotech India Pvt Ltd, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Energy Efficiency Options(Moderated by Mr. A.M. Narayanan, EMC)

Introduction to PV Technology Introduction to Solar Water Heating Technology - Ms. Cecile Warner, NREL, (Interactive session) -Dari

Efficient Lighting - Mr. Johnson Daniel, Energy Management Centre , Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Efficient Lighting (LED) - Dr. C.V Rao, Convenor,  Energy Conservation Mission(ECM), Hyderabad -Dari

Demonstration of Energy Efficient Appliances at the EMC premises

  • Demonstration of Thaapa bharani (Thermo Cooker) developed and popularized by Energy Management Centre in Kerala by EMC staff
  • Demonstration of LED Lamps and other energy efficient  products from ECM leading towards integrated energy plan for un–electrified villages in rural areas  Dr. C.V Rao

Wednesday, March 24, 2010- Day Three Session

(Moderated by Mr. K.M. Dharesan Unnithan, EMC)

Short overview of Energy Conservation Act -  Mr. N.T. Nair, Editor, Executive Knowledge Lines

Energy Efficient Systems for Productive end uses: Water pumping, crop crushing, drying etc. -  Ms. Cecile Warner, NREL -Dari

Space heating and cooling - Mr. A.M. Narayanan, Head of Energy Efficiency Division, EMC

Green Building Concepts - Ms. Sujata Ganapathi, Manager, Wipro -Dari

Star Labeling Program in India - Ms. Nisha Jose,  Sub Divisional Engineer, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), India

What is an Energy Clinic? How to organize an Energy Clinic? -   Mr. K. M. Dharesan Unnithan, Director, EMC

Formation of four groups among the participants to discuss one of the following by each group in the context of Afghanistan

  • Solar Renewable
  • Household Energy
  • Gender Energy
  • Energy Policy

Thursday, March 25, 2010- Day Four Session

(Moderated by Prof. V.K. Damodran, EMC)

An Introduction to Micro Financing of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects – Ms. Deepa S. Kumar, Energy Technologist, EMC -Dari

Various Financing Mechanisms in Renewable Energy Supply and productive uses: S3IDF’s Merchant Bank Model -  Ms.  Ramamani Rao, Manager (PR & Fund Raising), S3IDF -Dari

Urja Store -  Mr. Subhash Babu, Energy Technologist, EMC

Women’s Empowerment -  Ms. Yamuna Memon, Kudumbashree

Case studies and best practices in sustainable financing - Ms. Revathi Venketraman, President, Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Karnataka.   (AWAKE) 

Kudumbashree, Opportunities for Socio-Economic Development- Sarada Muraleedharan Executive Director, Kudumbashree

Visit to Energy Clinic, Manvila/Kulathur


Friday, March 26, 2010- Day Five Session

(Moderated by Mr. K.M. Dharesan Unnithan, EMC)-

Energy Policy Developments - Prof. V.K. Damodaran, Vice Chairman, EMC -Dari

Energy Access and Millennium Development Goals- Dr. Nandita Mongia, Principal Advisor/Energy, PA Consulting Group, New Delhi, India -Dari

Women’s Rights and Natural Resources (in the Afghan context)- Ms. Suraya Pakzad, Executive Director of Voice of Women Organization, Afghanistan

(Moderated by Ms. Deepa S. Kumar, EMC)

Women’s Rights and Natural Resources -  Dr. Seema Bhaskar,  State Project Director, Kerala Mahila Samakhya Society, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Presentation of recommendations by each team representative from the four groups

Program evaluation by participants Group Information: English Dari

(Moderated by Dr. Nandita Mongia, PA Consulting Group)

Developing a road map for Afghanistan with support from WISER (to be prepared by the trainees with inputs from WISER team leaders, and thematic team representatives of the workshop groups)-(Moderated by Mr. K.M. Dharesan Unnithan, EMC)

Valedictory Session -  Chief Guest Honorable Shri A.K. Balan, Minister for Power, Government of Kerala

Presentation of Certificates by the Chief Guest

Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks - Ms. Mercy Thomas, Regional Project Coordinator, SARI/Energy, USAID/India, New Delhi


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Site visit - Applications of Renewable Energy in Hospitality Sector


Monday, March 29, 2010

Venue: TATA BP Solar, IT City, Bangalore,India

Welcome Address and Introduction

Safety Session

Overviews of activities at Tata BP Solar Customer service

Solar PV Systems: Components, Working and Troubleshooting

Solar Thermal Systems. Components, Working and Applications / Products

Demonstration and Installation.  Installation Video - Lantern / HLS

Demonstration of Street Light


Tuesday, March 30, (till pre lunch) 2010

Installation of HLS Hands On Experience

Servicing solar products: Modules / SCR / Battery

SOLAR ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY (SELCO), Bangalore, India

Financial Times Award
Forbes Article August 2009
Innovations Brochure
Selco Booklett

  • Overview of SELCO
  • What is the specific problem SELCO is trying to address?
  • What is SELCO’s vision in trying to resolve these issues?
  • Brief description of SELCO’s operations (approach)
  • SELCO innovation in implementing this strategy
  • Impact of our work
  • Challenges

Ms. Revathi K. Vice President & CFO, SELCO, Bangalore

  • Financial Models
  • case studies of financial models
  • Impact of these financial innovations
  • Challenges

Ms. Revathi K. Vice President & CFO, SELCO, Bangalore

  • Innovations
  • Overview of Innovations Department
  • Presentation of 2 or 3 case studies
  • Learning and challenges
  • 1 video presentation (group will move towards conference room for viewing)

Ms. Sarah Alexander, Innovations Department at SELCO, Bangalore

Tata BP Solar: Introduction to Basics, Solar Thermal & Solar Photovoltaics

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