1st INTERNATIONAL WINTER SCHOOL ON SUSTAINABLE AND AGRO-ECOLOGICALLY-COMPATIBLE DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS IN ETHIOPIAN AND SUB-SAHARAN RURAL AREAS
September 19th - 24th, 2016
January 30th - February 3rd, 2017
Addis Ababa - Ethiopia
Registrations by September 10th, 2016
In the first week, the School will focus on agroecology and the sustainable use of local biodiversity. This will be addressed by providing focal knowledge of scientific issues together with local traditions, to improve strategies for smooth impact of primary production on a stressed rural landscape.
The main scope of the second week of School will be to focus on two renewable energy sources: photovoltaic and hydro-power, with main focus on mini and micro-plant systems oriented to a community of small or relatively small villages not interconnected to the main grid.
Moreover, the School will address the need of continuity in electricity supply, the inclusion of accumulation systems like batteries and small hydro-power basins, and the subsequent need of smart management of mini-grids not connected to the main transmission lines.