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Women from Jayathala village with Oxfam team members. Credit: Oxfam

Using micro-hydro power for irrigation and energy in Nepal

LEARNING: Could micro-hydro power bring sustainable energy to remote villages around the world? Public Health Engineer Anjil Adhikari explains how Oxfam has been involved in bringing electricity...

Showing off a bumper crop of green vegetables at Mazuru market garden. Credit: John Magrath/ Oxfam

Solar irrigation and refrigeration - improving incomes in Zimbabwe

Solar energy is transforming livelihoods in Zimbabwe from labour saving irrigation for crops to refrigeration for fresh produce. In the third in a series of blog posts about the impact of solar energy,...

Teacher Takuranavo Chivasa uses one of the schools computers in a lesson with pupils at Gomba High School. Credit: Oxfam/Innocent Katsande

Lighting up learning - getting connected in Zimbabwe

Have you ever heard of a solar powered school? John Magrath, Programme Researcher, explains how the installation of solar panels has enabled remote schools in Zimbabwe to enter the internet age and...

Sister Mandava and Dianna Mcgapa, demonstrate the difficulties of working by candle light at the Mazuru clinic back in 2011 when there was no electricity. Credit: Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam

Electrifying health care - saving lives in Zimbabwe

For poor women in parts of rural Zimbabwe the cost of two candles can be the difference between health and hunger, and even sometimes between life and death. In the first in a series of blog posts...

Coal stunt at G7. Credit: Oxfam Deutschland

Why the G7 have made but a stuttering start on climate change

Climate justice calls for the richest countries most responsible for causing the problem of climate change to phase out fossil fuels first and fastest, but will this happen? With only a matter of...

Rolling bidis by kerosene. Credit: SKRDPD

How good microfinance is funding sustainable energy in India

Microfinance sometimes gets a bad press but SKDRDP, this year's Ashden Gold Award winner, is a well-run microfinance organisation helping to meet the energy needs of low-income households in...

Adjusting the blade angle of Feyzabad's hydro turbine. Credit: GIZ/Ashden

Local energy provides peace, prosperity and accountability where big projects fail

Ahead of next week's Ashden Awards, John Magrath examines how one winner has brought electricity and employment to remote provinces of Afghanistan, showing that small projects that respond to...

Solar panels used in a permaculture project in Indonesia

New help in using renewables to promote energy access

A new resource offers help to development practitioners worldwide wishing to know more about using renewable energy.  ...