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The Oasys Project has delivered a number of workshops since its inception in 2009. Please see below for a listing of all the workshops that have taken place. 

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Practitioners’ workshop on Augmenting Livelihoods through Renewable Energy in Rural Areas|

2nd January 2014, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (India)

TERI organised a “Practitioner’s Training Workshop on Augmenting Livelihoods through Renewable Energy in Rural Areas” at the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar on January 2, 2014. This workshop was organised as a joint initiative of the OASYS South Asia (Off-grid Access System in South Asia) Project and Norwegian Framework Agreement (NFA) Project, being implemented by TERI and aimed to bring together practitioners, livelihood specialists, renewable energy programme implementers and Government agencies to collectively brainstorm and share perspectives with a view to identify possible solutions to different barriers to more effectively augment rural livelihoods by ensuring affordable and reliable access to modern forms of energy using locally available renewable energy resources.

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Workshop on Mini-Grid Development for Livelihood Generation Opportunities|

3rd January 2014, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (India)

As part of the OASYS South Asia Project, TERI organised a “Workshop on Mini-Grid Development for Livelihood Generation Opportunities” on January 3, 2014 at the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB). This workshop, the 4th annual workshop of the multi-partner OASYS South Asia project, brought together experts and stakeholders to share successful models of providing electricity access and discuss issues and challenges of providing electricity access at affordable prices for livelihood development in the rural areas. The workshop saw active participation of over 50 stakeholders from the government, NGOs, regulatory bodies, research institutions and the private sector.

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Workshop Replication and scaling-up of off-grid electrification|

11th July 2013, Leicester (UK)

An international workshop was organised at De Montfort University in Leicester on 11th July 2013 to discuss and deliberate on the challenge of global electricity access, with a special reference to South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. An international panel of experts took part in the workshop to share their experience and exchange ideas to resolve the problem. The key note speech was delivered by Mr. Florian Iwinjak of UNIDO (Brussels Office). Six speakers from EU, India and Kenya presented in the pre-lunch and post-lunch sessions. The workshop attracted about 50 participants and saw lively discussions about the issue.

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Workshop on Green Mini-grid Development in South Asia: Enabling energy supply to rural areas through mini-grid solutions for economic development|

28th May 2014, United International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (India)

As part of a series of workshops organised by the OASYS South Asia Project, TERI organised a Workshop on Green Mini-grid Development in South Asia, on May 28, 2014 at the United International University, Dhaka. The workshop, organised as a forum for cross learnings in the mini-grids sector through South-South cooperation, focused on examining the barriers and solutions to sustainable, large-scale implementation of green mini-grids in rural areas of developing regions to improve electricity access. The workshop saw active participation of over 70 stakeholders from the government, industry, financial institutions, regulatory bodies, academic, research institutions and practitioners from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Germany, United Kingdom and other countries. ​

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Sustainable Energy for All - Regulation and Governance Issues for Off-grid Sector|

5th January 2012 - TERI, New Delhi (India)

As part of the research project on Off-grid Electricity Access System in South Asia (OASYS), a Regional Workshop was organised on January 5, 2012 at TERI, New Delhi, India. The project is led by University of Dundee with TERI, TERI University, Edinburgh Napier University and The University of Manchester as consortium partners. The project aims to find appropriate local solutions, which are techno-economically viable, institutionally feasible, socio- politically acceptable and environmentally sound, for sustainable electricity supply to off-grid areas.

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 Workshop on Financial and Institutional Challenges Facing Off-grid Electrification |

16th October 2012, Leicester (UK)

OASYS South Asia project organised a one-day workshop on 16th of October 2012 in Leicester to discuss financial and institutional challenges facing off-grid electrification in developing countries. This was attended by more than 20 participants and a total of six presentations were made in two sessions covering a range of issues and experiences from around the world. Details of the workshop are available in the workshop proceedings.

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Decentralised Off-grid electricity generation in developing countries: Business models for Off-grid electricity supply|

6th January 2011 - TERI University, New Delhi (India)

The one day workshop on “Off grid Access System in South Asia” was organised by TERI and TERI University on January 6, 2011 at TERI University as part of the ongoing inter-disciplinary research project, on off grid delivery options titled "Decentralised off-grid electricity generation in developing countries: Business models for off-grid electricity supply”. The project started in October 2009 and will continue until September 2014. The project is led by the University of Dundee with TERI, TERI University, Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Manchester as consortium partners. The project aims to find appropriate local solutions, which are techno-economically viable, institutionally feasible, socio- politically acceptable and environmentally sound, for sustainable electricity supply to off grid areas.

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Workshop on Off-grid electrification: Experience, Approaches and Issues|

6th July 2011 - Dundee (UK)

OASYS - South Asia organised an international workshop at Dundee on 6th July 2011. Professor Peter Cameron, Director of CEPMLP opened the workshop by welcoming all participants while Dr. Subhes Bhattacharyya, PI of the project provided an overview of the project (see Annex 1 for the slides). The workshop considered the international experience on off-grid electrification, discussed approaches being used towards off-grid electrification and highlighted the issues facing off-grid electrification. Eight presentations were made in two sessions by project team members as well as invited guest speakers in two sessions. This was followed by a panel discussion that considered the issues relating to off-grid electrification in the context of economic development agenda. About fifty participants attended the workshop from universities around Scotland (Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee).

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Workshop on Off-grid electrification experience and options|

13th July 2010 - Edinburgh Napier University (UK)

OASYS - South Asia project organised a workshop on Off-grid electrification experience and options on 13th of July 2010. The workshop was organised in Edinburgh Napier University where 10 presentations were made on various topics. These included country and regional level experiences, experience from PISCES project, technical options for off-grid electricity supply, link between electrification and development, governance issues, clusters and off-grid options, perspectives of a venture capitalist, etc. Speakers included members of the OASYS-South Asia project team from Dundee, Manchester, Napier Universities and TERI (India) as well as invited speakers from Edinburgh University and Dundee. The workshop discussed the lessons from various experiences and debated relevant issues for the project under consideration.

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