Solar energy for all? Lessons from Khuded, India

“Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increased social equity, and an environment that allows the world to thrive” (then UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Center for Global Development event on “Delivering Sustainable Energy for All; Rio 20 April,2012) It was certainly a sharp contrast heading from Swansea on a cold November…

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Shift the power: Exploring the business model of a non-profit social enterprise that is Doing Development Differently

To complete my Master in Development Administration and Planning at UCL, I had the opportunity to do my dissertation with InsightShare, whom I initially met in 2012 when I was volunteering as an anthropologist for the Open Opportunities programme in Guatemala. Since then, I have been interested in the organisation because it seemed to me…

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ProSocial World Participatory Video training

Nurturing the seeds of tomorrow: How participatory video became a vehicle for relationship-building across 3 languages and time zones

An overview: who was involved and what did we achieve collectively?  In the summer of 2022, InsightShare partnered with Prosocial World and CollabSoul to co-host a program funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation. The program was designed to improve, adopt, and coordinate positive social change (prosocial) methods as a form of managed cultural evolution…

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