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Posted on September 30, 2021 by RVU Admin

RV University invites you to the

Distinguished Public Lecture

on

Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Poor

by

Dr Harish Hande

Founder and Chief Executive of SELCO Foundation

 

Harish Hande, the founder and Chief Executive of SELCO Foundation, is a renewable energy entrepreneur with over 25 years of grassroots experience in meeting the energy needs of underserved populations.He is also the founder of SELCO India – a pioneering last mile rural energy enterprise based in India since the early nineties.

SELCO sees the pressing need to develop a fertile environment to enhance sustainable energy access solutions for the poor. This energy access increases incomes, improves quality of life, and alleviates poverty, turning energy consumers into asset owners. Last mile energy solutions have clear commercial viability, and SELCO works to combine technical and non-technical aspects focused on alleviating poverty in a sustainable manner. Today, SELCO is an umbrella of organizations, each tasked to address gaps in the energy access ecosystem. SELCO India established in 1995 runs grassroots operations which sell, install, and service decentralized energy solutions like solar lights systems for households, institutions, digital education, livelihood appliances etc. financed by local financial institutions. SELCO Foundation established in 2010 is an open-source innovation research lab for replicable social innovations across areas: livelihoods, education, and health. SELCO’s incubation program created in 2012 nurtures and catalyzes aspiring clean energy enterprises that deploy and maintain sustainable solutions for underserved communities.

Finally, SELCO Fund registered in 2016 is an impact fund that seeks to deploy patient capital such as equity or debt to last mile energy access enterprises. SELCO operates at every level of the system and at every point in the supply chain, to build an ecosystem that increases accessibility, affordability, and appropriate renewable energy solutions for the poor. Collectively SELCO has so far impacted over 2 million people.

Harish, a graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a Masters and PhD from University of Massachusetts, US. In recognition of his vision and the efforts of SELCO, they have been awarded national and international awards including the reputed Zayed Future Energy Prize in 2018 and the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship – 2018. In 2011, Harish was conferred the Ramon Magsaysay Award in recognition of his vision to catalyse development outcomes via sustainable energy.


Schedule

Arrival at ECE Auditorium 10:05 AM
Welcome remarks 10:10 AM to 10:15 AM
Distinguished Public Lecture 10:15 AM to 11:05 AM
Question and answer session 11:05 AM to 11:20 AM

Posted on by RVU Admin

RV University invites you to the

Distinguished public lecture

and

Inauguration of Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Contemporary Ethics

Bejwada Wilson-- RV University Centre for Contemporary Ethics

by

Mr Bezwada Wilson, Founder

Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA)

Presided by

Mr. A C Chandrashekar Raju

Trustee, RSST


Mr. Bezwada Wilson is leading a nationwide movement to abolish the dehumanizing practice of manual scavenging in India.

Since its founding Safai Karmachari Andolan, under the leadership of Mr. Wilson, has served as a watchdog advocating for legal reforms to end the use of dry toilets across India and are preparing manual scavengers to achieve alternate sources of income.

Mr. Wilson over the years has strived to detach manual scavenging and sanitary work from Dalits, in the larger context of reforming the caste system, and also by working with the government agencies to replace manual scavenging with mechanized practices.

Mr. Wilson’s work at SKA, a community-driven movement, has been recognized by the Ashoka Foundation which has nominated him a Senior Fellow. For his extraordinary work, he was honoured with the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2016.


 

 

Posted on September 16, 2021 by RVU Admin

Commencement day 2021

RV University’s academic classes are scheduled to begin from September 20th 2021, faculty and staff eagerly await to interact, educate and learn from the students.

Invitation for commencement day of RVU

“What is it to think critically in the Social Sciences?”

Posted on September 13, 2021 by RVU Admin

A RV University School of Liberal Arts and Sciences webinar:

 

Dr. Marlen Ferrer has been an Associate Professor in Social Studies in the Faculty of Education and International Studies, Oslo Metropolitan University since 2011.

She earned PhD in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo in 2008. She is an accomplished historian, educationist and celebrated novelist. Her latest novel Livs saga is published by Gyldendal Agency.

Meeting URL: https://zoom.us/j/93005069287?pwd=eExLbVgySE9LWG5BVWE4VWFHdjFUZz09

Meeting ID: 930 0506 9287

Passcode: 811313

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