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    Public panel discussion: Integrated Britain?

    Tuesday 15 March 2016 7.00 – 8.30pm Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Globalisation has increased the cross-border and cross-continental movement of people and ideas like never before. The UK, continuing

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  • Meenakshi Dewan age 20 is one of 4 women from the village of Tinginapu, in the Eastern Ghats, Orissa, who has been trained in solar powered engineering by The Orissa Tribal Empowerment and Livelihoods Programme (OTELP), an organisation funded by DFID and run with the state government of Orissa.  The Orissa Tribal WomenÕs Barefoot Solar Engineers Association has now got a contract to build 3000 solar-powered lanterns for schools and other institutions and is training other people in the community.

    Panel discussion: Energy for all

    Wednesday 24 February 2016 6.30pm – 8.00pm (doors open at 5.30pm) Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) More than a billion people live without electricity for lighting, cooking, heating, refrigeration, communication

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