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Turning Tradition to New Ends : Improving Water Mills in Nepal
Abstract:
This case study documents the experience of the Improved Water Mill programme #Improving Water Mills in Nepal, which promotes a simple and versatile technology that uses available water resources to produce 3-4 kW of mechanical and electrical power to meet rural energy needs. The study shows that expanding energy services for the poor needs to combine an appropriate and affordable technology with access to financial services, private sector motivation and a clear formulation of responsibilities and ownership. #UNDP #WaterMills #Energy
Publisher: UNDP Type / Script:
Annual Report  in  English
Keywords:
INVESTMENTS, RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES, TRAINING PROGRAMMES, INFORMATION DISSEMINATION, GENDER, WOMEN, CHILDREN, MEN, INCOME, LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY, PRIMARY EDUCATION, EMPOWERMENT, TECHNOLOGY
Thematic Group:
UNDP, (2011)
Thesaurus:
02.04.00 - Development
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Feeder: SHOVA GIRI, Editor: SANJIYA SHRESTHA, Auditor:
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TURNING TRADITION TO NEW ENDS: IMPROVING WATER MILLS IN NEPAL
Abstract:
This case study documents the experience of the Improved Water Mill programme in Nepal, which promotes a simple and versatile technology that uses available water resources to produce 3-4 kW of mechanical and electrical power to meet rural energy needs. The study shows that expanding energy services for the poor needs to combine an appropriate and affordable technology with access to financial services, private sector motivation and a clear formulation of responsibilities and ownership. #UNDP #WATERMILLS #ENERGY
Publisher: UNDP Type / Script:
Annual Report  in  English
Keywords:
INVESTMENTS, RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES, TRAINING PROGRAMMES, INFORMATION DISSEMINATION, GENDER, WOMEN, CHILDREN, MEN, INCOME, LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY, PRIMARY EDUCATION, EMPOWERMENT, TECHNOLOGY
Thematic Group:
UNDP, (2011)
Thesaurus:
02.04.00 - Development
PDF | File Size: 256 KB   Download
Feeder: SHOVA GIRI, Editor: SUSHMITAKUNWAR, Auditor:
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TURNING TRADITION TO NEW ENDS: IMPROVING WATER MILLS IN NEPAL
Abstract:
The suitability of technology has been important to the success of the IWM programme. TWMs represent a simple and well-known technology in rural areas. IWMs are an intermediate technology that increases the efficiency of TWMs and is relatively easy to manage, operate and maintain. IWMs can also provide a variety of cost-effective energy services for agro-processing, micro-enterprises and electrification. The program has worked hard to promote awareness of the technology, demonstrating its efficiency and positive impact on livelihoods among rural households. Through improved energy services, IWM technology contributes to micro-enterprise development and generation of incomes and employment opportunities in rural communities. At the same time, reducing the time needed for agro-processing tasks has lessened drudgery among women and children. The program continues to enhance the entrepreneurial skills of IWM owners through its various capacity-development activities. Short IWM construction times, meanwhile, enable entrepreneurs to commence energy services provision (and hence income generation) quickly.
Publisher: UNDP Type / Script:
Annual Report  in  English
Keywords:
CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT, INVOLVING LOCAL STAKE HOLDER, ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTINABILITY
Thematic Group:
UNDP, (N/A)
Thesaurus:
02.04.00 - Development
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Feeder: SHOVA GIRI, Editor: ANJANA SHRESTHA, Auditor:
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