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The UC Davis Program for International Energy Technologies, in collaboration with the Energy and Efficiency Institute (EEI) and the Center for Entrepreneurship (C4E), with funding from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) has developed a two-part series of courses (D-Lab I and D-Lab II) to educate and engage UC Davis students in finding tangible solutions to energy issues in developing countries.

Founded in 2008, The UC Davis D-Lab works with international partners to find scalable, sustainable solutions for specific energy issues in their host communities. Faculty and graduate students from Engineering, International Agriculture Development, Community Development, Business, and Economics work together in teams in the lab and in the field. Using a bottom-up approach, D-Lab works with local communities to understand specific energy needs and assess the sustainability of proposed energy solutions through technical, social, environmental, and financial lenses.

Your gift will support our research to identify and develop innovative and sustainable strategies that address the energy needs of the world’s poorest households. Funds also support UC Davis student project design and development as well as travel abroad to work with local communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, Bangladesh, and Latin America.

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Trent Sunahara
Assistant Director of Development, Office of Research
[email protected]
530-400-9181 (Phone)

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