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27
Aug.
2017

Stockholm World water week

The World Water Week will be held in Stockholm from 27th August to 1st September 2017 with the following theme "Water and Waste : Reduce and Reuse".

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07
Mar.
2017

Digital Transition and acess to basic services in developing countries

Debate with Nicolas Decordes, Vice President of anticipation marketing for Orange Group, debates with Gwenael Prié, Telecom and Digital Project Manager with the Transportation, Telecoms and Sustainable Energy at the French development agency (AfD) and David Menascé, Consultant, specialized on strategies of access to the "Bottom of the Pyramid" market.

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29
Nov.
2016

The rise of the urban: will the international agenda really make a difference in terms of resource management and access to basic utilities?

Debate with Henry de Cazotte, Special Representative of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of International Development Special for Habitat III, Bertrand Gallet, Director of Cités Unies France and Member of (Re)sources, and Benjamin Michelon, Sociologist and Urban Planner, Chairperson of ADP Villes en Développement.

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10
Nov.
2016

Side Event COP22 Marrakech Decentralized Electrification and Development - Veolia Institute and FERDI

COP 22 – Marrakesh – Side Event Veolia Institute and FERDI “Decentralized electrification and Development”

Following the release of the FACTS Reports special issue on “decentralized electrification and development” the Veolia Institute and the FERDI are organizing a side event during COP 22 in Marrakesh on Thursday 10th of November from 17:00 to 18:30.

 

Universal access to electricity is now a priority for the international community through the Sustainable Development Goal 7 “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”. This side event will showcase innovative solutions in decentralized electricity access, which contribute to the development of poor and remote areas in developing countries and are implemented by local actors. The side event will demonstrate how, in many cases, decentralized electrification is a faster, more affordable and reliable solution for the development and growth of rural and some peri-urban areas.

This side event will be animated by Christophe Angely – Head of Strategy at FERDI

 

Speakers:

  • Rachita Misra (SELCO Foundation - Senior Program Manager) on energy kiosks in informal settlements in India
  • Marion Allet (PAMIGA - Senior Programme Officer, Environment & Microfinance) on individual solar systems with microfinance in Ethiopia, Cameroon and Kenya
  • Hervé Gouyet (Electriciens sans frontières - President) on mini-grid with pico hydro turbines in Laos
  • Benoit Leguet (Institute for climate economics - General Director)
  • Pierre Carpentier (Investisseurs et Partenaires – Chief Investment Officer) on the issues of financing decentralized electrification projects
     

This event will take place in the « green zone » dedicated to civil society (room 4)

For more information, please contact:

Victor Béguerie victor.beguerie@ferdi.fr

Emmanuelle Rica emmanuelle.rica@institut.veolia.org

 

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29
Sept.
2016

LAURENCE BRETON MOYET ANSWERS 3 QUESTIONS

Interview of Laurence Breton Moyet, Operation Director at AFD as part of  (Re)sources Debate at the Convergences Forum: “Water and energy accessibility in developing cities”

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20
Sept.
2016

The water crisis: a major challenge for China in the 21st century

Debate with Dr Kaijun WangProfessor at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua UniversityPaul KrissGlobal Leader for City Infrastructure and Services at the World Bank and former coordinator of the Urban and Water Sector of the World Bank in China and Mongolia,  and Caroline Jeanmaire, Science Po and Beijing University graduate specialising in international relations and sustainable development. 

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06
Sept.
2016

(Re)sources at the next Convergences World Forum

Conference on Tuesday September 6 for the conference organised by (Re)sources "Acess to water and energy in developing countries"

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21
July
2016

3 questions to Laure Criqui

Interview of Laure Criqui, IDDRI, Urban development research fellow and President of the Projection network, during the 21st June at the (Re)sources morning conference on "How to develop a participatory approach with urban dwellers to make them access to essential services?"

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08
June
2016

Dinner debate " COP 22 and opportunities for essential services access " Chakib Benmoussa and Antoine Frérot

Dinner debate with Chakib Benmoussa, Ambassador of Morocco in France and Antoine Frérot, Veolia CEO and member of (Re)sources on COP22 and opportunities for access to essential services.

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23
Dec.
2015

Pierre Victoria : 2015 agreements lead to a common responsability towards human community

Pierre Victoria, Veolia, Sustainable development Director and member of (Re)sources calls to make 2015 promises on water concrete promises

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26
Aug.
2015

Sortie du rapport 2015 sur les OMD (en)

Les données et les analyses figurant dans le rapport 2015 des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement montrent que, grâce à des actions ciblées, des stratégies adaptées, des ressources adéquates et une volonté politique forte, même les pays les plus pauvres peuvent réaliser des progrès. L’année 2015 marque également la fin des OMD, qui ont mobilisé le monde entier en septembre 2000 autour d’un programme commun visant à s’affranchir du joug de la pauvreté avant 2015.

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