Joint Master of Global Affairs-Master of Business Administration Mieka Buckley-Pearson (’17) and Master of Global Affairs alumna Kathleen Gnocato (’14) analyze the importance, and the barriers, of the development of local energy policy in Nepal. Their research suggests that small scale projects such as micro hydro create immediate solutions to energy problems and empower communities, while still providing opportunities for investors

Despite the challenges that face Nepal, its energy sector is full of untapped potential, amplified by a recent historic Power Trade Agreement with India and significant foreign investments in hydro power. These large scale projects are necessary for long-term growth, however they do little to address the immediate energy issues facing millions of Nepalese.

With these problems in mind, small-scale energy projects provide quick and critical solutions for the energy-hungry country.

For the full article, and a detailed list of small-scale projects, click here.