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PISCES E-conference


Welcome to the PISCES E-conference

Dear E-conference participants,

Participatory Market Mapping – Benefits and limitations of a new tool in energy and development

Welcome to the first day of the PISCES E-conference.

The first days opening debate will introduce the concept of Participatory Market Mapping (PMM). This morning we will be introduced to the concept of PMM and how it has been used to develop a deeper understanding of the respective bioenergy market systems. This will be followed by an afternoon session where we will be looking at market-driven approaches used by development intermediaries to support the growth of rural markets for small-scale renewable energy technologies.

Over the week we will build on the ideas surrounding participatory market mapping with examples from India, Sri Lanka and Kenya. We will also be looking at two examples of market distribution challenges to the base of the pyramid within the household energy sector.

From these discussions, we hope to be able to evaluate the new tool being developed and to make recommendations for poverty alleviation through identifying the key areas where market chains need to be developed and policy action needs to take place.

My name is Miriam Hansen and I look forward to an inspiring discussion over the coming week, with challenging contributions from various stakeholders. I work as a consultant for Eco Ltd, where the HEDON Household Energy Network first began before its recent establishment as an NGO.

Let me introduce a few of the other members moderating the two-week PISCES e-conferences:

Kiprono Kirui Shadrack: Research Assistant at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS); Haitham Hanza: Agricultural engineer, Blue Fine for Agricultural Consultancy, Sudan who has participated in Participatory Innovation Development workshop, Prolinnova Sudan, Institute for Technological Research and Practical Action; Colince Nguelo: Consultant at Action for Environment and Sustainable Development (AESD), Yaoundé, Cameroon; KENNEDY JUMA OKOTH: University of Greenwich; Natural Resource Institute (NRI), Master of Science Degree in Natural resources-Sustainable Environmental Management; Daniel Amanya Bwino: Production Engineer, UGASTOVE LTD, Uganda

During the e-conference you can expect various moderator input from myself as well as from Daniel, Kiprono, Haitham, Colince and Kennedy. Contact myself if you have any technical questions on Miriam at hedon.info.

In order to bring a bit of structure in the debate, we would like to focus every day on particular topics. Details of the full programme are available at:

http://www.hedon.info/PISCES%20E-conference

This online discussion is designed for dialogue and knowledge-sharing participatory market mapping on household energy issues. I encourage you to participate actively
and hope that this to be an opportunity for frank exchange of differing views and experiences, in a way that challenges, stimulates and enlightens you.

Please respect others views and use this opportunity for constructive debate and discussions. Please note that all participants in the e-conference are assumed to be speaking in their personal capacity, unless they explicitly state that their contribution represents the views of their organization.

I wish you all a very good e-conference with interesting debates and useful outputs.

Kind regards

Miriam


Please note that you should send your emails to: pisces at hedon.info or via the online forum.

Twitter feed: #PISCESPMM, @HEDONEnergy
Hi Miriam,
I don't quite see how to post so will write you.

I have been through the presentations posted to date. I like the use
of the different media. (Though the figure in first presentation is
not legible even when enlarged.)

One question that arises immediately for me, being from ENERGIA, is
how to integrate a gender perspective in PMM? It would seem easy but
so far I haven't seen any attempt at gender differentiation. Yotam
Ariel did give some good examples of benefits with women as well as
men, but in the video all the speakers, technicians etc are men.

I have just come back from Dakar helping PERACOD (GoS-GIZ project
building sustainable markets in SHS and improved stoves) to develop a
Gender Action Plan. One of the actions included in the GAP is to use
gender-differentiated approaches in promotion, product design and
finance. Gender-specific targets for training, enterprises and
revenues, and consumer benefits are also included.

These approaches would seem applicable to PMM too.

best,

Elizabeth Cecelski
Technical Adviser
ENERGIA International Network on Gender & Sustainable Energy
www.energia.org

On Mar 21, 2011, at 6:30 AM, hedon at hedon.info wrote:

>
> Dear E-conference participants,
>
> Participatory Market Mapping Benefits and limitations of a new
> tool in energy and development
>
> Welcome to the first day of the PISCES E-conference.
>
> The first days opening debate will introduce the concept of
> Participatory Market Mapping (PMM). This morning we will be
> introduced to the concept of PMM and how it has been used to develop
> a deeper understanding of the respective bioenergy market systems.
> This will be followed by an afternoon session where we will be
> looking at market-driven approaches used by development
> intermediaries to support the growth of rural markets for small-
> scale renewable energy technologies.
>
> Over the week we will build on the ideas surrounding participatory
> market mapping with examples from India, Sri Lanka and Kenya. We
> will also be looking at two examples of market distribution
> challenges to the base of the pyramid within the household energy
> sector.
>
> From these discussions, we hope to be able to evaluate the new tool
> being developed and to make recommendations for poverty alleviation
> through identifying the key areas where market chains need to be
> developed and policy action needs to take place.
>
> My name is Miriam Hansen and I look forward to an inspiring
> discussion over the coming week, with challenging contributions from
> various stakeholders. I work as a consultant for Eco Ltd, where the
> HEDON Household Energy Network first began before its recent
> establishment as an NGO.
>
> Let me introduce a few of the other members moderating the two-week
> PISCES e-conferences:
>
> Kiprono Kirui Shadrack: Research Assistant at the African Centre for
> Technology Studies (ACTS); Haitham Hanza: Agricultural engineer,
> Blue Fine for Agricultural Consultancy, Sudan who has participated
> in Participatory Innovation Development workshop, Prolinnova Sudan,
> Institute for Technological Research and Practical Action; Colince
> Nguelo: Consultant at Action for Environment and Sustainable
> Development (AESD), Yaound, Cameroon; KENNEDY JUMA OKOTH:
> University of Greenwich; Natural Resource Institute (NRI), Master of
> Science Degree in Natural resources-Sustainable Environmental
> Management; Daniel Amanya Bwino: Production Engineer, UGASTOVE LTD,
> Uganda
>
> During the e-conference you can expect various moderator input from
> myself as well as from Daniel, Kiprono, Haitham, Colince and
> Kennedy. Contact myself if you have any technical questions
> onMiri@....
>
> In order to bring a bit of structure in the debate, we would like to
> focus every day on particular topics. Details of the full programme
> are available at:
>
> http://www.hedon.info/PISCES%20E-conference
>
> This online discussion is designed for dialogue and knowledge-
> sharing participatory market mapping on household energy issues. I
> encourage you to participate actively
> and hope that this to be an opportunity for frank exchange of
> differing views and experiences, in a way that challenges,
> stimulates and enlightens you.
>
> Please respect others views and use this opportunity for
> constructive debate and discussions. Please note that all
> participants in the e-conference are assumed to be speaking in their
> personal capacity, unless they explicitly state that their
> contribution represents the views of their organization.
>
> I wish you all a very good e-conference with interesting debates and
> useful outputs.
>
> Kind regards
>
> Miriam
>
>
> Please note that you should send your emails to:pisc@... or via the
> online forum.
>
> Twitter feed: #PISCESPMM, @HEDONEnergy
>
> —
> HEDON PISCES E-conference - PISCES Market Mapping E-confernce
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