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Solar Mamas

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  • User Dr Bhaskar Vira, Director of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute
  • ClockFriday 14 November 2014, 12:00-14:00
  • HouseDepartment of Geography.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Environment and Energy Section, environment.

Produced for BBC4 as part of a ‘Why Poverty?’ series, ‘Solar Mamas’ follows the stories of several women from rural communities who train to become solar-energy engineers.

The Barefoot College in India was founded by Bunker Roy to provide knowledge and training to the rural poor to empower them to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. The solar course at Barefoot College has women from Kenya, Burkina Faso, Columbia, and Guatemala.

The screening will be followed by a talk from Dr Bhaskar Vira, Director of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI). UCCRI highlights the importance of interdisciplinarity within biodiversity conservation, not simply from a science aspect, but including the social and economic perspectives.

This talk is part of the Switch Off Week series.

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